Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

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

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Course summary

As a health visitor, you will have a crucial role in ensuring that people have the best possible start in life. This course provides registered nurses and midwives with the opportunity to become a specialist community public health visitor on the third part of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register. Combining both theory-based and practice-based learning, you will examine the complexities of delivering health and social care services, especially in relation to professional health visiting. You will develop the confidence and expertise to be able to take on leadership roles, influencing and implementing public health policies that will help children, young people and families improve their life chances. Visit the Men into Nursing Together Twitter page @MINTnursing for information on this initiative. Find out more You'll have a close partnership with your assessor and supervisor, and will develop in practice through leadership, multi-disciplinary working, implementing public health policies and influencing practice. You will also have the opportunity to progress to our MSc, which incorporates a dissertation, systematic review or work based study, and offers you the opportunity to pursue research as a scholarly activity and influence practice. Why study Community Public Health Nursing at Leeds Beckett University...

  • Professionally accredited course
  • Specialist facilities
  • Practice based learning
  • Expert supervision


Common core modules:

  • Building Community Capacity in Public Health
  • Understanding Social Research & Evaluation
  • Leadership, Management & Enterprise
  • Therapeutic Relationships for Healthcare Practitioners
Specialist Focus Health Visiting modules:
  • Professional Development in Practice
- Getting it Right for Children & Families, Birth to 5 years

Entry requirements

Applicants should have NMC 1st level registration, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subject of health and be able to evidence recent professional development. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the professional profile development module in order to apply for recognition of prior (experiential) learning. All suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview. Applicants will also need to secure a suitable practice placement in order to undertake the course. All applications should be supported by two references, either academic or professional. We recruit to this course jointly with our placement partners in the West Yorkshire region. Applications are made through the NHS jobs website in the 1st instance and applicants will complete their application based on a job description and person specification. Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS