London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Health Visiting (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing)

The course focuses on promoting the health of children, families and groups in a community setting; it considers the issues involved in safeguarding the health of vulnerable children, families and populations; the overall aim is to develop an effective practitioner who is able to identify actual and potential health needs, stimulate an awareness of health needs, facilitate evidence based health enhancing activities and influence policy at all levels.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will be required to have a Bachelor degree equivalent to second Class honours upper Division (2.1). Applicants must have sponsorship from an employing organisation that provides a practice placement and practice teacher to fulfil NMC standards.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methodology and strategy; developing professional practice for health visiting; a public health approach to promoting health and well-being; protecting vulnerable children; mental health and well-being of children and families; developing leadership and management skills for SCPHN. Optional component: Community practitioner nurse prescribing (V100).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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020 7815 6100