Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Specialist Community Practitioner Children's Nursing

Study at Liverpool John Moores University for this Registered Specialist Community Practitioner/Community Children's Nursing qualification and have your professional competencies, as set out by the NMC, assessed in practice. •Study for this Community Children's Nursing qualification which has been quoted as an example of good practice by the Department of Health •Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists •Explore a curriculum developed with partner organisations, stakeholders and families •Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice •Experience five weeks of bespoke practice placements •This course will only run subject to minimum numbers The course is 50% theory and 50% practice and, alongside its strong academic framework, there is a series of placements to enrich your learning and allow you to experience a variety of partner settings. You will spend time in a children's hospice, a special school, A&E, a children's walk-in centre and a neo-natal unit. These invaluable placements will enable you to build up a network of contacts and a greater appreciation of where your role a Specialist Community Children's Nurse fits into the overall scheme of healthcare provision. You can study full time (40 weeks) or part time (80 weeks), with modules delivered one or two days a week and clinical placements interspersing the classroom learning blocks. Theory days can be used for activities such as non-module specific sessions, masterclasses, personal study and assignment preparation. You will be appointed a personal tutor to support and oversee your progress through the course and you will work with an experienced practitioner - your practice teacher/mentor - on work placements. Formal teaching takes place in Tithebarn Street in the city centre campus. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. The resident Avril Robarts library, for example, is open 24/7 during semesters and has computer rooms, learning spaces and on site catering facilities.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 7 •Public Health Leadership and Management • Research in Health and Social Care •Vulnerability and Integrated Practice •Delivering Contemporary Community Children's Nursing •Managing and Developing Community Children's Nursing Services •Paediatric Clinical Examination and Minor Illness

Assessment methods

At this level of study you are expected to work independently and much of the learning is self-guided. Lectures, workshops, seminars and reading lists provide a framework around which you can think, discuss, debate and produce your assessments. Formal lectures introduce concepts and tutorials and workshops offer the opportunity for deeper investigation. You will then be invited to present a paper at a group seminar which will be used as a starting point for peer group debate.To support your independent study, course materials, presentations and handouts are available on Canvas - the University's virtual learning environment. Practice is at the heart of the curriculum and all course modules build the foundations for this practice. During your placements you will work with a Practice Teacher and will need to demonstrate what you have learnt through the Practice Evidence Tool. To gain the credits required for each module you must be able to demonstrate that you have achieved all of the learning outcomes for that module and completed the Practice Evidence Tool. Formal grading, which counts towards your final module results, involves essays, seminar presentations, reflective diaries, reports and essays, exams and clinical skill observations. You will also receive feedback on your progress throughout the course. Theory assessments are awarded pass, refer or fail and practice assessments are classed as competent or not competent in each specific area.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
Telephone number: 
01512315829