Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

This course will prepare practitioners to work in defined areas of community public health practice. You'll demonstrate achievement of the 'Standards of Proficiency' required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC 2004) for Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor. During the course you will be exposed to the breadth and depth of public health working and demonstrate your ability to participate safely in the practice of Health Visiting. You will be prepared to lead and manage the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) provision in collaboration with other health and early year providers. The course is equally divided between theory and practice based study, with attendance required at BU. 50% of the programme is practice based where your learning will be supported by a Practice Teacher within your seconding NHS Trust.

Entry requirements

Normally a relevant degree or equivalent (practice experience will also be considered); Part One or Part Two registration on the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register; Secondment from your employing DHUFT. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will need IELTS 7.0 (academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Professional Role (Health Visiting); Context and Scope of Public Health; Exploring & Evaluating evidence; Public Health Leadership & Management (health visiting); Health Promotion & Partnership Working.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lansdowne Campus Bournemouth BH1 3JJ South West

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