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MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing)

MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing)

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Community Medicine Practice Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing) is a natural progression route for graduate nurses who desire to develop mastery in specialist practice, in line with the Post Registration Nursing Career Framework (WAG, 2010). The Practice Nursing course aims to develop professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care. It will develop problem-solving skills and prepare you to take a leadership role in the community context.

The degree meets the specific requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for community nursing competence. The NMC states that to achieve specialist practitioner status, graduates must have achieved prescribed standards, both core and community-specific. When you successfully complete this practice nursing course, you will have a recordable specialist practice qualification in Community Health Studies Practice Nursing. The first two years of the course are funded by the Welsh Government.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods including writing essays and case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, dissertation, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments.

Careers

Undertaking the MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing) ensures you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, competencies and capacity to provide safe and effective nursing care in community settings. Additionally, having employees with a specialist practitioner qualification is valued by nursing managers, commissioners and the Welsh Government.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Decision making
Specialist Practitioner
Fundamentals of community practice
Research methods - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Part-time fees are per 20 credits. These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with NHS University health Boards.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Part-time fees are per 20 credits. These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with NHS University health Boards.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). They must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at Level 6 (Degree) or studied previously at Level 7, e.g. postgraduate diploma.