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Early Years Practice Health Visiting Postgraduate Diploma, MSc

Early Years Practice Health Visiting Postgraduate Diploma, MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Learning Theory Caring Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This one year full-time, or two year part-time course will provide you, as a registered nurse or midwife on Part 1 or Part 2 on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, with the opportunity to influence the health and social care provision of children and families. The course will equip you with the higher level knowledge and skills to deliver safe and best practice in the role of Health Visitor as defined in the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC, 2004).

The development and delivery of the course is supported by a multi-disciplinary collaboration with our NHS Health Board and Local Authority partners. This reflects the growing priorities that have been identified to provide an improved and more responsible level of care to support, protect and improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

You'll be taught by a group of world-leading academics and your experience is enhanced by working in collaboration with other faculties and researchers. The course features an equal split of theory and practice to ensure you can put everything you learn straight to work in a professional setting. A unique feature of our course is the provision of master classes delivered by expert and key note speakers. You’ll also benefit from a varied approach to teaching that includes online guided study, traditional face-to-face lectures, group-work, podcasts and experiential learning. Support and guidance is on hand from your personal tutor, as well as your supervising practice teacher.

Course objectives

The course curriculum is designed to equip nurses and midwives to deliver safe and best practice in the role of Health Visitor, as defined in the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, the Report from the Education Sub Group of the Children, Young People and Families National Advisory Group, and key legislation from the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

The course focuses on three key themes:

  • Wellbeing
  • Assessing and analysing children’s needs including the impact of children’s experiences on their wellbeing
  • Improving outcomes for children and their families.

Different course options

Full time | Stirling Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

This module creates opportunities for students to examine current practice in assessment of risk and need. Different models and approaches to assessment are considered in the light of current policy developments. The latest research on children's experiences of abuse and neglect underpins a consideration of child-centred practice from universal to quaternary services. Psychological and socio-psychological theories are examined in reaching a clearer understanding of the nature of judgements and decision making in child welfare and protection. Students will come to the programme with different levels and areas of knowledge with regard to communication. This module provides a shared understanding of the key messages and practices in relation to effective communication with children, young people and other adults and professionals.

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

To gain entry to the MSc/PGDip Early Years Practice (Health Visiting), you must meet the following requirements: Valid registration as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register; The ability to study at degree level (minimum academic level SCQF Level 9) (NMC 2004; Standard 5); Demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence beyond your initial NMC registration, i.e. normally two years’ post registration experience as a registered nurse or midwife-however, other relevant professional experience can be considered; Support from Senior Practice Line Manager and allocation of a Practice Teacher for the duration of the course.