This Masters course in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) has been developed to meet the demands of this rapidly changing field, 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.
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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
Applicants should have an Honours degree, although consideration will be given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if you do not possess these qualifications. You must have NMC professional registration and be on Part One and/or Part Two of the NMC Register as a Registered Nurse and/or a Registered Midwife.
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