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Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) BSc (Hons)

City University London
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2 years
0 GBP
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London
Postgraduate Education

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Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) BSc (Hons)

Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) BSc (Hons) - a City University degree programme

Nursing is one of the most dynamically changing professions with focuses shifting from public health, prevention of ill health to community care. These regular dynamics requires practitioners to become more competent and confident in clinical, research and leadership knowledge revolving around hospital contexts.

The BSc Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) is apt for qualified, NMC registered nurses and midwives looking for an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and broaden their skills base in ways that can improve health within communities.

Suitability - Who should attend?

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  • The course is only available to students seconded by the NHS.
  • Normally 120 academic credits at level 5 (HE Diploma). We recommend the NM3318 Public Health Insight and Skills Development module for people who would like to update their public health knowledge and study skills before entry to the course.
  • Current registration on part one (nursing) or part two (midwifery) of the NMC register for school nursing or health visiting. For the District Nurse route you need to be a registered adult nurse.

Please note: The health visiting and school nursing routes are open to students who have completed their adult, child, mental health or midwifery course. For the district nursing route you will need 2 years' experience in a community setting.

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.5.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful completion of School Nursing and Health Visiting routes on this programme will enable you to gain second registration on the third part of the NMC register (professional award) plus an academic award at degree or postgraduate diploma level. You will also be able to practise as a school nurse or health visitor. Successful completion of the District Nursing route will enable you to record a district nursing qualification with the NMC.

The programme is approved by the NMC. It is aligned to NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (School Nursing and Health Visiting routes). It is also aligned to V100 standards (community prescribing) and specialist professional qualification standards for District Nursing.

Previous graduates have taken up posts as school nurses, health visitors and district nurses in local Trusts.

Training Course Content

To fully prepare students for specialist nursing roles in the community, the course offers students the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills. It also promotes shared professional learning about clinical practice, evidence-based practice and leadership. Learning reflects current public health and community care policy agendas.

The BSc degree in Public Health is usually undertaken as an intensive one year programme, it may be undertaken over two years of part-time study.

Successful completion of the School Nursing and Health Visiting routes allows graduates to register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (third part of the NMC register). District Nursing graduates can record their specialist practice qualification with the NMC.

The course consists of 6 core modules and one optional module (this optional module is specific to either the School Nursing and Health Visiting or District Nursing routes). All modules are offered at level 3 and M level. Students are taught together providing a unique opportunity for shared learning between school nursing, health visiting and district nursing students.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Core modules

  • Philosophy and Politics of Primary Healthcare
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Innovations in Healthcare: Leadership and Management Perspectives
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Public Health and Society
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Research Methods 1
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Practice-based Module, including Nurse Prescriber Course V100
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Clinical Assessment in Primary Care
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course

Discover more School of Health Sciences CPPD modules.

In addition, a route specific module relating to district nursing or school nursing and health visiting.

Expenses

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £See fees & funding

Funding is provided by the sponsoring NHS Trust from HEE NCEL. Please note there is no self-funding opportunity for this course. We suggest that you carefully consider which NHS Trust you are interested in working for and check that this Trust will sponsor health visiting, school nursing or district nursing students at City University London. To apply for the programme at City University London you must submit an online application through a suitable job vacancy as advertised through NHS Jobs.

You should try to establish a connection with your preferred NHS Trust, particularly if you want to study part time, as you will also have to arrange to work part-time for your sponsoring NHS Trust.

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