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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) MSc

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Visiting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) will prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. You will gain the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practice confidently, competently and effectively. This Masters course has been developed to meet the demands of this rapidly changing field, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise. Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs), such as health visitors, aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families and communities to promote good health and prevent ill health. We place emphasis on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organizational boundaries. This course prepares SCPHNs to work in complex and varied settings and have the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practice effectively in today’s health service. Graduates are usually employed by NHS local health boards and wider employment opportunities are developing.

Different course options

Full time | Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd | 1 year | APR

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

APR

Modules

Contemporary Developments in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice (20 Credits)
Promoting the Public Health of Populations (20 Credits)
Evidence Based Public Health (20 Credits)
Law, Ethics and Safeguarding (20 Credits)
Governance and Leadership (20 Credits)
Foundations of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (20 Credits)
Policy Analysis on Practice Development (20 Credits)
Research Impact on Practice Development (20 Credits)
Dissemination of Project Development (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: an Honours degree, although consideration will be given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if they do not possess these qualifications. Prospective candidates will be interviewed by the course team, which in most cases would include a member of the NHS trust that provides student placements for 50% of the course duration and a service user. In addition a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies, no offences are considered spent). This Health Visiting course may attract Welsh Government funding for Welsh NHS staff.