Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) Postgraduate Diploma
This health visiting course 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), ie, 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.
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.
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.
Learning and teaching methods
This course has been designed to meet the NMC (2004) SCPHN requirements of a 50/50 ratio of theory and practice. Learning and assessment will take place both at the University and in a range of clinical environments, and all modules involve theoretical and clinical assessments of equal weighting.
Where appropriate, there are work experience opportunities that involve use of the Welsh language. The PgD course attracts Welsh Government funding for NHS staff.
This course prepares SCPHNs to work in complex and varied settings and have the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practise effectively in today’s health service. Graduates are usually employed by NHS local health boards and wider employment opportunities are developing.