Taught course

Early Years Practice Health Visiting

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

To gain entry to the MSc/PGDip Early Years Practice (Health Visiting), you must meet the following requirements:

  • Valid registration as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register
  • The ability to study at degree level (minimum academic level SCQF Level 9) (NMC 2004; Standard 5)
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence beyond your initial NMC registration, i.e. normally two years’ post registration experience as a registered nurse or midwife-however, other relevant professional experience can be considered
  • Support from Senior Practice Line Manager and allocation of a Practice Teacher for the duration of the course

Months of entry

January

Course content

This one year full-time, or two year part-time course will provide you, as a registered nurse or midwife on Part 1 or Part 2 on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, with the opportunity to influence the health and social care provision of children and families. The course will equip you with the higher level knowledge and skills to deliver safe and best practice in the role of Health Visitor as defined in the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC, 2004).

The development and delivery of the course is supported by a multi-disciplinary collaboration with our NHS Health Board and Local Authority partners. This reflects the growing priorities that have been identified to provide an improved and more responsible level of care to support, protect and improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

You'll be taught by a group of world-leading academics and your experience is enhanced by working in collaboration with other faculties and researchers. The course features an equal split of theory and practice to ensure you can put everything you learn straight to work in a professional setting. A unique feature of our course is the provision of master classes delivered by expert and key note speakers. You’ll also benefit from a varied approach to teaching that includes online guided study, traditional face-to-face lectures, group-work, podcasts and experiential learning. Support and guidance is on hand from your personal tutor, as well as your supervising practice teacher.

Information for international students

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

For up-to-date information on course fees and funding, please consult our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Alison Hackett
Email
alison.hackett@stir.ac.uk