You will combine the latest research and theory with practical work-based learning on these programmes for qualified nurses and midwives. You will learn with expert practitioners and researchers who are leaders in community-based healthcare, enhancing your career and enabling you to contribute to research in the field. You will cover a wide range of areas that influence community-based healthcare, including:
- public health policy, practice, care delivery and service development
- the social and cultural perspectives of public health, health and disease
- the role of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in relation to public health practice
- essential skills and knowledge to practise autonomously and organise and appraise practice and learning
- competency to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers.
You can select to apply for one of the four available exit points for this course: MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, BSc or Graduate Diploma. The core and elective modules will vary depending on which certificate us undertaken, and which pathway is chosen. Please visit the course page for more details.
Your learning will be divided equally between work-based practice and taught modules at the School of Health & Psychological Sciences. Your taught modules will be a lively mix of:
- formal lectures
- student-led seminars
- group projects
- simulated practice
- self-directed learning
To be eligible to apply to join the District Nursing part of this programme, you will have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. In most cases, this will be two years post registration experience, including experience working in a community setting. Applicants for Health Visiting and School Nursing programmes should also have active registration on Part one or Part two of the NMC Register. If health visitor or school nurse applicants are newly qualified evidence of this registration must be provided within two months of commencing the programme. BSc (Hons) - You should have 120 academic credits at level 5 (HE Diploma) - You are required to present evidence of study in the past five years at HE level five or above. Graduate Diploma - You should have 120 academic credits at level 6 (HE Degree). Your degree may be of a lower second classification or less or you may not wish to proceed to postgraduate level study - You are required to present evidence of study in the past five years at HE level six or above. - Postgraduate Diploma / MSc You should have an undergraduate degree in a health or allied subject with either a first or upper second classification. You are required to present evidence of study in the past five years at HE level six or above.
Fees and funding