Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) (Taught)

Course summary

This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course has been developed to meet the rapidly changing field of public health, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise. Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs) such as health visitors or school health nurses, 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 organisational boundaries.


Modules include: Foundations of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing •Contemporary Developments in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing •Evidence Based Public Health •Promoting the Public Health of Populations •Law, Ethics and Safeguarding •Governance and Leadership Successful completion of the above modules and the 24 clinical learning outcomes enables you to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Part Three registration as an SCPHN (in either health visiting or school health nursing) and exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma at the end of one year if studying full-time. If you undertake the 60-credit SCPHN dissertation module and successfully complete a dissertation, you will graduate with an MSc award. The dissertation requires critically examining a key area of SCPHN theory and/or practice in health visiting or school health nursing, to develop and enhance your own practice and leadership ability. You usually submit this within a calendar year of ending the taught modules, if studying full-time. Please note that dissertation study is not funded by the Welsh Government.

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a range of methods including a 2000 word essay, case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments. Literature reviews will be undertaken and a recorded role play.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

Applicants need professional and academic qualifications; students must have NMC professional registration of at least 1 year’s duration and be on part 1 and/or part 2 of the NMC register as a registered nurse and/or a registered midwife; applicants should usually have an Honours degree, although consideration are given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if students do not possess these qualifications.

Fees and funding

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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) at University of South Wales - UCAS