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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health)

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You will normally be educated to degree level.

You must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register. However, 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.

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.

As part of the selection process, you will also need to submit a 1000 word academic essay on current challenges in occupational health practice.

Due to the practice based element of the course you must be currently working in an Occupational Health setting or have agreed to gain access to an Occupational Health setting. You must also have access to a Practice Teacher to support you through the duration of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Graduate Diploma (GradDip) 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.

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. Our GradDip creates practitioners who will lead and respond to new challenges in providing workplace healthcare and will provide practitioners who will emerge as key figures involved in delivering high quality occupational health services to the working population.

Professional Recognition:

Our programmed is accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). For UK practitioners, 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradDip
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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