Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) Postgraduate Diploma
The normal entry requirement of the scheme is a 2.2 (or above) degree in a related discipline (for example childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health). Applicants unsure as to the suitability of their qualifications should contact the admissions tutor.
Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree, must instead have significant relevant work experience. In these cases the admissions tutor will assess the appropriateness of this experience in relation to the programme.
Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview.
Applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check). International students will also need this, or an approved University equivalent.
International applicants - English language requirements: Students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.
The aim of this programme is to equip students with the knowledge of the importance of health in early childhood for future national health, wellbeing and growth. An understanding of the importance of child health and the many factors that affect it is therefore relevant to all those working directly with children and in wider policy, governance and research development.
EYXM19 Influences Upon Child Health 20 credits
EYXM20 Sociology of Child Health 20 credits
Optional (Choose one)
EYXM01 Research Methods 20 credits
EYXM12 Understanding and Observing Child Development 20 credits
EYXM13 Advanced Practice with Children 20 credits
EYXM15 Therapeutic Work with Children 20 credits
EYXM16 Childrens Rights and Safeguarding Children and Young People 20 credits
EYXM17 Childhood Illness 20 credits
EYXM18 Childhood Nutrition and Growth 20 credits