City, University of London

Public Health (District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing)

This course is suitable for qualified nurses or midwives with a commitment to prevention and health promotion and evidence-based practice in a community setting. Applicants will want to develop their practice in the sphere of district nursing, health visiting or school nursing, as well as gain an academic qualification which can lead to an MSc. The programme offers registered nurses and midwives an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and broaden their skills to improve health within communities. City offers the three specialist community practitioner routes in District Nursing, Health Visiting and School Nursing.

Course modules

District Nursing Pathway modules: Introduction to Research Methods (15 credits); Health Policy and Politics (15 credits); Exploring Public Health (15 credits); Innovations in Health Care: Leadership and Management Perspectives (15 credits); Clinical Assessment in Primary Care (15 credits); Introudction to Long Term Conditions (15 credits); Professional Practice (15 credits); Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V100) (15 credits). Health Visiting Pathway core modules: Introduction to Research Methods (15 credits); Health Policy and Politics (15 credits); Exploring Public Health (15 credits); Innovations in Health Care: Leadership and Management Perspectives (15 credits); Professional Practice (Health Visiting, School Nursing and District Nursing) (15 credits); Early Intervention for Working with Children, Young People and Families (15 credits); Safeguarding the Health and Wellbeing of Children, Young People and Families (15 credits). Health Visiting Pathway elective modules - Choose one. Typical options include: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V100) (15 credits) (The sponsoring employer may specify that this module must be undertaken); Education in the Workplace (15 credits); Work-based Project (15 credits); Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Early Identification and Assessment (CAMH) (15 credits); Child Protection: Working Together, Risk and Resilience (15 credits); Promoting Child and Adolescent Psychological Development (15 credits). School Nursing Pathway core modules: Introduction to Research Methods (15 credits); Health Policy and Politics (15 credits); Exploring Public Health (15 credits); Innovations in Health Care: Leadership and Management Perspectives (15 credits); Professional Practice (Health Visiting, School Nursing and District Nursing) (15 credits); Early Intervention for Working with Children, Young People and Families (15 credits); Safeguarding the Health and Wellbeing of Children, Young People and Families (15 credits). School Nursing Pathway elective modules - Choose one. Typical options include: Work-based Project (15 credits); Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Early Identification and Assessment (CAMH) (15 credits); Child Protection: Working Together, Risk and Resilience (15 credits); Promoting Child and Adolescent Psychological Development (15 credits). To complete the MSc Public Health (District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing), you must successfully complete the School of Health Science MSc Dissertation module (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Formative assessment strategies (these are developmental strategies that support learners in passing a final assessment) will include seminar presentations and feedback on the development of practice-based portfolios. Summative (final or marked) assessment focuses on the evaluation and application of theory and practice through essays, examinations, poster presentations, research proposals and development of a practice portfolio.

Sponsorship information

Funding is provided by the sponsoring NHS Trust from HEE NCEL. Please note there is no self-funding opportunity for this course. We suggest that you carefully consider which NHS Trust you are interested in working for and check that this Trust will sponsor health visiting, school nursing or district nursing students at City, University of London.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Diploma Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
Diploma Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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