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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting/School Nursing) BSc (Hons)

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  • Entry requirements
    Candidates must be registered on Part one of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register and have a minimum of two years’ post-registration experience. They should also have acquired 120 CATS points at level 2. Candidates will normally need to seek sponsorship from a Primary Care Trust in order to undertake the course.
  • Academic Title
    Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting/School Nursing) BSc (Hons)
  • Course description
    Course overview

    This course is aimed at registered nurses who wish to work as Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. Candidates will work collaboratively with students from other primary care and public health disciplines, both in the University setting and in practice. As a result, they will be prepared to meet the challenges of working in the modern NHS.

    Interprofessional and inter-sectoral learning and understanding will equip students with the knowledge and skills for evidence-based practice. The course will draw on a range of health and human sciences, disciplines and methodologies.

    Graduates from this coursee will meet NMC standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. They will be able to make evidence-based decisions and will be able to utilise research findings through an understanding of the available evidence. They will have learnt to manage change and have a broad approach to primary care and public health. This will equip them to work in a variety of public health settings.

    Course content

    Modules include:

    For Health Visiting students:
    Philosophy and politics of primary care; research methods; practicebased module; integrated public health; health promotion; clinical excellence and leadership in primary care; and introduction to epidemiology and statistics.
     
    Options for Health Visiting students include:
    Promoting family and child health; mental health needs of the developing child; understanding and working with families; policy and practice of immunisation; international perspectives of health and social care; working together: meeting the needs of the social child and adolescent; and child protection/ multi-professional working.

    For School Nursing students:
    Philosophy and politics of primary healthcare; research methods; practice-based module; integrated public health; health promotion; clinical excellence and leadership; and clinical assessment in primary care.

    Options for School Nursing students include:
    Application of knowledge and skills in caring for adolescents and their families; mental health needs of the developing child; understanding and working with families; policy and practice of immunisation; international perspectives of health and social care; working together: meeting the needs of the social child and adolescent; child protection/multi-professional working; clinical effectiveness; communicable disease control and prevention; longterm conditions; and introduction to epidemiology and statistics.

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