Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • current first level registration on the NMC professional register (part 1 or 2)
  • 120 credits at Level 5 (to study at Level 6) or 120 credits at Level 6 (to study at postgraduate level) in nursing
Additional information:
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study at LJMU for this registered Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course with routes in School Nursing and Health Visiting.
  • Study for a registered qualification providing routes in School Nursing and Health Visiting
  • Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists on this contemporary programme which encompasses registration for practice
  • Benefit from a curriculum praised for its enhanced practice perspective and ‘outstanding’ fitness for practice from the NMC
  • Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice
  • Experience 22 weeks of practical placements
Designed to develop clinical knowledge and skills and a true appreciation of collaborative working, this contemporary programme combines 50% theoretical study with 50% supervised practice in primary care settings.

On completion of the SCPHN course you will be equipped to lead the development of future primary care services.

Practical experience is the prime focus of the programme, with academic research and theoretical perspectives informing practice innovation and development. You will devote 22 weeks to practical placements, gaining experience in various settings and with clients important to your current/potential area of responsibility.

During the course you will develop a comprehensive partnership approach, using your skills and expertise to examine and reflect on practice from a public health perspective.

You will explore topics such as: health education, health promotion, health protection, community development, empowerment, advocacy, autonomy and informed choice. You will consider the wider determinants of health and focus on maximising health improvement and addressing inequalities within local contracting priorities.

The programme promotes a non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, respectful approach, valuing diversity and supporting freedom of choice. It encourages you to challenge accepted wisdom, equips you to deal with conflicting priorities and diverse health needs and enables you to support the empowerment of individuals, carers, groups and communities.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    You can study full time (52 weeks) or part time (104 weeks), with modules delivered two or three days a week and clinical placements interspersing the classroom learning blocks.

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquires
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090