Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Attain a recorded professional award as a specialist practitioner of health visiting or student nursing
  • Undertake assessments to have your qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Identify and meet the needs of children and families as a health visitor or student nurse
  • Build on your existing knowledge as a registered professional nurse
  • Learn practical and theoretical skills to excel as a valuable and respected community health specialist
This course is aimed at post-registration nurses or midwives who wish to become specialist practitioners. You'll develop your professional nursing practice and become a registered health vistor or student nurse. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. In this course, you'll study to attain valuable credentials as a specialist practitioner, either as a health visitor or student nurse. You can also complete the assessments for the prescribing from the community practitioner formulary to become a nurse prescriber. The course is 50% practice and 50% theory - you'll work under the close supervision of the SCPHN teaching team in each instance, who utilise dynamic approaches to teaching practice. You learn through
  • Lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Simulated role plays
  • Case studies
  • Client stories
  • Conducting real consultations under exam conditions
  • Producing written records of consultations
You have the option to study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information (https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/options/health-and-social-care/short-courses-and-modules). Applied learning Work placements When it comes to putting what you have learnt into practice, you benefit from strong partnerships with health, education and local authority organisations in the region. The modern and diverse placements you undertake are designed to meet the changing needs of children, young people and families. Placements may be with social services, education or voluntary sector organisations. Live projects You'll undertake a community development project which involves meeting the identified health needs of a population. This shows the close integration of practice with public health theory. Networking opportunities Service users, nurses, students and lecturers all contribute to on-going development of this course and the student experience. These industry and community links, as well as your placements and projects, offer ample opportunity for networking.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Developing Specialist Practice Developing Therapeutic Relationships With Clients Evidence Based Approaches To Public Health Practice Family Centred Public Health Nurse Prescribing (V100) Perspectives On Safeguarding For Scphn Practice Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)

Assessment method

Coursework | Exam | Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

You will normally have: 120 credits at level 6 (or pending results prior to the course starting), current registration on part 1 (Nursing) or part 2 (Midwifery) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, enhanced level of disclosure Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, self-declaration of good health and character in line with the NMC requirements. Please note in order to be eligible for this course you need funding arrangements in place via sponsorship with an NHS employer with a minimum of 1 year contract. if this employment is terminated at any point this will result in the loss of your place on the course. Please note this is a requirement to apply for the course and is different from tuition fees explained under section 7. You will also need to have opportunity and managerial support to access an appropriate placement overseen by a Practice Teacher, and an ability to demonstrate the potential to practice at specialist level on completion of the programme.

English language requirements

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS