University of South Wales

Master in Community Health Studies (District Nursing) - Máster en Salud Pública (Enfermería)

University of South Wales
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Gales
  • Precio:
    Consultar rellenando el formulario
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    MSc Community Health Studies (District Nursing)
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The MSc Community Health Studies is a natural progression route for graduate nurses who desire to develop mastery in specialist practice, in line with the Post Registration Nursing Career Framework (WAG, 2010).

The course aims to develop professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care. It will develop problem-solving skills and prepare you to take a leadership role in the community context.

The degree meets the specific requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for community nursing competence. The NMC states that to achieve specialist practitioner status, graduates must have achieved prescribed standards, both core and community-specific.

When you successfully complete this degree, you will have a recordable specialist practice qualification in Community Health Studies (District Nursing).


Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above

English language qualifications:

GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.



Year One

Fundamentals of Community Practice
Decision Making
Specialist Practitioner
Year Two

Core module

Research methods
Law, ethics and nurse prescribing
Optional modules

Independent prescribing
Long-term health conditions
Diabetes care
Minor illness for Primary Care Nurses
Continuing care for children and young people
Advances in epilepsy care
After 2 years you will attain a recordable specialist practice qualification with the NMC and an option to exit the course with a PgDiploma.

Year Three

After 3 years you will attain the MSc qualification.

Learning and teaching methods
You will complete 40 academic days which run from September to June. Year one requires attendance every Tuesday.

In addition you will undertake 40 clinical days per year. Ideally you should be working in a community setting, however if you are not placements maybe negotiated. While in practice, you will be assigned a mentor who will assess your clinical competence.

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, tutorials, self-directed study and workshops.

If you have undertaken the Fundamentals of Community Practice Module (30 credits) within the last five years, this can be transferred to the degree.

Salidas profesionales

Undertaking this course ensures you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, competencies and capacity to provide safe and effective nursing care in community settings. Additionally, having employees with a specialist practitioner qualification is valued by nursing managers, commissioners and the Welsh Government.

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