Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Community Health Practice

The course is approved by the NMC to offer students the opportunity to gain a specialist practitioner qualification in Community Children's Nursing, Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, District Nursing or General Practice Nursing.

Entry requirements

Applicant would normally have a minimum 2.2 degree in a relevant subject and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7. The applicant must also have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. Applicants must be supported in practice for the duration of the course by an appropriately qualified Sign-off Mentor of Practice Teacher. They must also meet the specific entry requirements for the Specialist Practitioner Qualification. For Community Children's Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse - children (RN8, RNC). For Community Learning Disabilities applicants must be registered as a first level nurse - learning disabilities (RN5, RNLD). For District Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse - adult (RN1, RNA). For General Practice Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse - adult (RN1, RNA) or a first level nurse - children (RN8, RNC).

Course modules

Core modules: Principles of public health; contemporary issues in community practice; developing leadership and professional practice; developing research skills; other modules: Studied depend on specialist pathway chosen.

Assessment methods

Assessment strategies are devised to equip students with skills that can be used in their professional development and clinical practice (eg. written reports and journal articles, giving presentations, developing portfolios).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus Manchester M13 0JA North West

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