Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Study at LJMU for this registered Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course with routes in School Nursing and Health Visiting. - Study for a registered qualification providing routes in School Nursing and Health Visiting - Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists on this contemporary programme which encompasses registration for practice - Benefit from a curriculum praised for its enhanced practice perspective and 'outstanding' fitness for practice from the NMC - Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice - Experience 22 weeks of practical placements Designed to develop clinical knowledge and skills and a true appreciation of collaborative working, this contemporary programme combines 50% theoretical study with 50% supervised practice in primary care settings. On completion of the SCPHN course you will be equipped to lead the development of future primary care services. Practical experience is the prime focus of the programme, with academic research and theoretical perspectives informing practice innovation and development. You will devote 22 weeks to practical placements, gaining experience in various settings and with clients important to your current/potential area of responsibility.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: You will need: current first level registration on the NMC professional register (part 1 or 2) 120 credits at Level 5 (to study at Level 6) or 120 credits at Level 6 (to study at postgraduate level) in nursing Additional information: RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Research for Specialist Practice (20 credits) Advancing Leadership through Action Learning (20 credits) Public Health (20 credits) Contemporary Issues in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Part 1 with V100 Nurse Prescribing (20 credits) Managing Complexity in Safeguarding (20 credits) Contemporary Issues in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Part 2 (20 credits) Contemporary Issues in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Part 1 without V100 Nurse Prescrib (20 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. 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 accounts, vivas, 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
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