University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The programme aims to enable students to integrate the study of health, policy, research and evidence'based practice within the context of specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) practice; to facilitate students to explore and debate policy, theory, and research related to health visiting and school nursing within the public health context; to prepare students to meet the demands of delivering a service that meets the contemporary SCHPHN agenda; to provide students with eligibility to work in a wide range of community'based settings mainly in health and education sectors.

Course Modules

Modules include: Specialist community public health nursing 1: foundations for practice; specialist community public health nursing 2: developing proficiencies; specialist community public health nursing 3: developing leadership; research and development 1; promoting health of children and young people in practice; safeguarding children and young people in community practice. Optional module: community practitioner nurse prescriber.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants must: be a qualified nurse or midwife; hold current NMC registration; have a relevant degree, normally at 2.1 or above; for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another secure English language test. Recruitment will be in partnership with local healthcare organisations (NHS trusts), which will employ successful applicants for the length of the programme. As an employee of the healthcare organisation, candidates will be required to have an occupational health assessment and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service police disclosure.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip