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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.

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

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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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