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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Cardiff University

Department name
School of Healthcare Science
Qualification, duration, mode
MSc 24-48FT 36-60PT*PGDip 12FT 24PT
Further qualification details
Offers knowledge and expertise to further your career in the nursing sector. Enables the nurse to develop a deeper understanding of the dimensions of public health nursing practice and to apply this knowledge to their chosen discipline pathway.
Months of entry
Entry requirements
Candidates must be registered on either parts one or two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. Candidates can enter the programmme either with a diploma (120 credits at level 2) or with a degree Adult, children, mental health or learning disability nurses as well as practitioners who qualified as midwives via the three year direct entry route can undertake the programme and become health visitors.
Information for International Students
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required
Course description

Course Aims:
This programme aims to enable the nurse or midwife to develop a deeper understanding of the dimensions of public health nursing practice and to apply this knowledge to health visiting or school nursing practice.

It will enable the qualified specialist community public health nurse to enhance her / his understanding of the research process and the application of evidence to develop and enhance Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) practice.

Course Description:
The taught component of the programme is divided into four modules that are credit rated and one module which is zero credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits and all must be successfully completed in order for students to have their name included on the third part of the Professional Register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. The programme offers an optional dissertation for those who wish to move to Masters level (Part 2).

The dissertation comprises of the completion of a 20,000 word dissertation. (Students have three years following completion of the Postgraduate Diploma to submit the dissertation).

Special Features:
- Enables registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, annotated as either health visitor or school nurse on the third part of the Professional Register.
- Students will spend 50% of the programme on placement, this placement may not be in their local area and students will be expected to travel
- Funding available via the Welsh Assembly Government for students undertaking the SCPHN programme, candidates must work for the NHS in Wales to receive funding.

Contact name
Ms Lorraine Joomun
Contact email
Contact phone
+44 (0)1633 436109
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