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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting
Postgraduate course
MSc

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting

Overview

This is your opportunity to become a specialist community public health nurse. You will explore the theories linked to health behaviours and public health promotion, and you will be able to assess the health needs of individuals, families and the wider community to promote good health and prevent illness. As a health visitor, you will have a crucial role to play in ensuring young people have the best start in life and you will help to implement and drive forward public health initiatives.

The postgraduate diploma will give you the expertise to work as specialist community public health nurse. You will normally be required to have studied the diploma before starting the masters. The MSc programme will see you undertake an extended project relevant to your clinical practice, which will take an additional year of study.

By critically analysing leadership and management in clinical practice, you will understand how complex health and social care services can be successfully delivered, especially in relation to health visitor nursing.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
You'll have a close partnership with practice teachers, and will develop in practice through leadership, multi-disciplinary working, implementing public health policies and influencing practice.

Once you've successfully completed the Leadership, Management and Enterprise module, you'll have the opportunity to apply to the Chartered Management Institute to receive their level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership, adding another professional hallmark to your portfolio.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting before applying for the top up award. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

Carla Moore

Careers

Carla Moore
Community Matron and Integrated Care Coordinator Bradford District Care Trust

MSc Advanced Practice

“I've been in nursing for 17 years and decided I wanted to progress into a more senior and patient centred role. Studying at the University gave me the confidence to advance my career in a clinical environment and develop in the job I love.

Modules & learning

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You will learn how to support the delivery of the national model and vision for health visiting, by focusing on four areas of practice - health improvement, public health, evidence based practice and sustainability and support.

Understand how to build sustainable capacity and resources for health improvement, and reduce health inequalities. You will be able to identify priority community health needs and write a business plan in order to secure resources effectively using sustainable community capacity.

Learn what it takes to meet NMC standards for specialist practice, specifically standards that relate to your role in leading and managing specialist practice.

Increase the skills and knowledge required for both your personal and professional development in the current modernisation agenda.

Develop your interpersonal capacities and skills by gaining the theoretical knowledge of people's emotional/mental health and wellbeing in relation to being service users/patients within health and social care systems, and relate this understanding to their particular areas of practice.

Gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research, enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice based problems.

You will produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating developmental learning in breadth and depth, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.

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MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting - Dawn Taylor, Course Leader

Fees & funding

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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