Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health)

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

Entry requirements

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

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.

You will normally be educated to degree level. Admission is permitted with relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning. This will be in accordance with the University of the West of Scotland Regulatory Framework.

Months of entry


Course content

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. These services have shown to make a significant contribution to other government initiatives, such as:

  • reducing health inequalities
  • reducing social exclusion
  • sickness absence
  • protecting and promoting the health of the working age population.

Our Graduate Diploma 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.

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 and course duration


24 months

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