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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing
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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing

Postgraduate course
Health

Get the skills you need to specialise in caring for young children and adults and young people, and improve their life chances

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

Your Course

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The Department of Health have a clear vision for school nursing to deliver early intervention, prevention and universal public health services. Our course can give you the skills and knowledge to deliver this.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: School Nursing 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

  • Barry Cullen

Careers

Barry Cullen
Self-employed Adult Dietitian, The Valley Clinic

PG Dip Dietetics

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“My course provided a direct route into becoming a professional dietician, and gave me the work experience I needed. The prospect of working as a dietician within the NHS really appealed to me, so it was a big plus to be able to do my placements there.

MODULES & LEARNING

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.

Learn how to deliver the national model and vision for school nursing, by focusing on four principle areas of practice - managing and leading the Healthy Child Programme, leadership and delegation, early help, support and referral, developing and delivering public health programmes.

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.

Produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating your developmental learning in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.

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.
  • Sue Sherwin
    Sue Sherwin Sue Sherwin
    Dean of School

    As a registered nurse, I know the importance of having the latest knowledge to make a difference. I really enjoy working collaboratively with the NHS and other external organisations to develop excellent academic and professional practice, ensuring that we continue to deliver the quality nursing and health professional education that is needed today.

    It was whilst studying nursing with our University that Sunita was promoted to Sister in an Intensive Care Unit. She then worked as a Senior Nurse Manager before joining us as a Senior Lecturer in 2001.
  • Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dr Duncan Sharp Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dean of School

    As a registered nurse, I know the importance of having the latest knowledge to make a difference. I really enjoy working collaboratively with the NHS and other external organisations to develop excellent academic and professional practice, ensuring that we continue to deliver the quality nursing and health professional education that is needed today.

    It was whilst studying nursing with our University that Sunita was promoted to Sister in an Intensive Care Unit. She then worked as a Senior Nurse Manager before joining us as a Senior Lecturer in 2001.
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing - Dawn Taylor, Course Leader

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FEES & FUNDING
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed
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    Facilities

    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

    Facilities

    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

    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.

An amazing place to spend your days

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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