Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

This course provides education and training in the promotion of health and well-being at individual, group and community level to meet the challenging and diverse needs of individuals, families and communities of the future. Working in the field of preventative and anticipatory care, the SCPHN Nurse occupies a unique position within the health service. It is a child and family centred public health role with a collaborative and empowering approach. The expertise of the health visitor lies in rapidly assessing client needs, while building rapport and supporting and encouraging people in making the adaptations and changes associated with becoming parents. As such good communication skills are essential. Leading a team of skill mix healthcare workers, a key part of the health visitors' role involves a collaborative approach which enables clients to take ownership of their own healthcare needs and get the best healthcare outcomes for the child and family.

Entry requirements

1st degree or equivalent, Nursing and Midwifery Council 1st level registered; practice teacher availability. IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent). Applicants are required to apply for PVG before commencing the programme. Applicants must also provide proof of professional indemnity (e.g. RCN membership). Selected applicants may be invited for interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Research; public health theory to social action; enhanced health visiting practice; contemporary leadership and change implementation in community settings; SCPHN consolidation of practice.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

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