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Specialist Community Public Health NursingWaterside Campus
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Location: Waterside Campus
Study mode full-time
Degree: PG Diploma
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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Our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to enable you to study at academic Level 7 (Masters) whilst also preparing you to become proficient practitioners within specialist community public health nursing/practice. Successful completion of this course will allow you to work at specialist practitioner level within complex primary health care arenas.This post registration award prepares you for a career in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at both strategic and operational levels. The postgraduate diploma consists of six compulsory modules, two of these modules are practice focused and incorporate key theoretical concepts enabling theory to inform practice and vice versa. You will have completed a consolidating period of practice equivalent to at least ten weeks by the end of the course, in keeping with NMC SCPHN Standards (2004).All modules are linked to service delivery and developments within Primary Care/Public Health and are intended to develop your core skills in research, practice development, public health activity and education. You will complete half of the programme in a practice environment which is commensurate with the specific annotation you are following: for example Health Visiting or School Nursing. This element of the programme is supported by designated practice teachers who have undertaken a formal education programme to fulfill this role.In order to achieve the named award you must meet all requirements of the award map.This course provides you with a programme of preparation and learning if you are a registered nurse or midwife and wish to become registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Part 3 of the register as a SCPHN Health Visitor (HV) or School Nurse (SN) (NMC 2004).You will have the opportunity to gain the additional qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion of this course.There is a focus on work-based learning throughout this course which ensures clear integration of practice based learning, assessment and university based work. A shared learning approach is encouraged with inter-professional modules and integrated working incorporated within the overall programme structure.The course will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins current specialist community public health practice.
Applicants must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and provide evidence of sponsorship from Provider Services prior to commencing the course. University applications can be made prior to obtaining an offer of sponsorship. The normal entry requirements should include applicants who have a first or second class honours degree. Students who do not have the above qualifications, but can demonstrate its equivalent in terms of experience relevant to the programme of study, may be able to access the course as associate students.
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About this university
There are an average of 100 countries represented at the university with some 1000 students studying from outside the UK. As well as their studies, students will get help with their English language skills to develop this alongside their chosen area. There is also plenty of help and advice to adjust to life in the UK. This starts with collection from the airport and continues with the International Orientation Programme that runs for the week before studies begin. This helps with everything from where to get a bank account, register with a doctor and also find social programs that appeal to their interests. The Student Union has a presence on both the campuses. Central Park is a bar and food outlet with other features found on the Park Campus along with the upstairs nightclub. There is another bar on the Avenue Campus as well as the home of the student run newspaper and radio station. It also serves as a venue for live music and comedy nights. Societies number around 30 to occupy students outside the classroom and range from interests such as Anime to faith and culture groups such as the Christian Union and the Islamic Society. There are also media outlets including the radio station, newspaper and video productions. There are 26 different sports clubs within the university with the rugby league being the most popular and the most to produce professional sportsmen. There is also a very competitive club for trampolining with members competing nationally and internationally. The university also operates The Enterprise Club with a range of benefits for members such as mentoring, learning business skills and entrepreneur networking to help establish their skills for a future career after studies.