University of the West of Scotland

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health)

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Study mode distance learning (part-time)

Degree: PG Diploma

Start Date: 2020/09/28

Duration: 24 months

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Occupational health services, provided at the workplace, address the health care needs of working populations and this has been identified as an important component of the current public health strategy. These services have shown to make a significant contribution to other government initiatives, such as:

  • reducing health inequalities
  • reducing social exclusion
  • sickness absence
  • protecting and promoting the health of the working age population
Our Graduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) course will enhance the education and training of First Level Nurses wishing to gain a Specialist Practitioner qualification and enable you to contribute to these initiatives.You will obtain both an academic qualification and a professional qualification in Occupational Health and be entered on to the 3rd part of the NMC register.
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Entry requirements

You must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register. You can be admitted to our course if you can evidence successful completion of your pre-registration nursing education course and if you have applied for NMC registration. You will normally be educated to degree level. Admission is permitted with relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning. This will be in accordance with University of the West of Scotland's Regulatory Framework. Students must submit a 1000 word academic essay on The Challenges for Occupational Health' A PVG/DBS or similar criminal back ground check within the last two years Two professional references if been in current Occupational Health role for less than 12 months Proof of NMC status and PIN All the above must be uploaded prior to the closing date which is 31 July annually for September intake.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (no sub-test less than 5.5)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of the West of Scotland.

About this university

International students

There are an average of over 1100 international students at the university each year from some 70 different countries. Country specific information can be found on the website. As well as all the information on the website to help them apply and settle in, these students can also make use of the International Student Support service, available to help with a range of academic and non-academic issues such as visas, immigration and financial matters as well as accessing health care. There are also English language programs to help those wanting to learn or improve their English skills. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom for the students and offers them support, advice and representation. It also operates a number of bars across the campuses screening major sports events as well as holding regular themed nights such as comedy and poker. There is a student run radio station also broadcasting 24 hours a day available online. There are a wide range of sports available through the union across the different sites. These make use of the Trust Sports Centre in Paisley and the Hamilton Leisure Centre in Hamilton as well as other facilities. They range from traditional sports such as football and rugby to newer sports such as basketball and snow sports into fitness and self-defence activities such as tae kwon do classes and volleyball.

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