Oxford Brookes University

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)

The course is centred on practice and students spend a large amount of time in the practice environment. The community practice teachers (CPTs) are highly involved with the development and implementation of the course and there is a great deal of collaboration with the primary care trusts (PCT) education leads. Students are encouraged to critically analyse and evaluate SCPHN practice with their lecturers and CPTs, and assignments provide a focus for analysing practice. The CPT is responsible for facilitating learning, supervising progress and assessing competence in practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered on either the nursing or midwife (parts 1 and 2 of the NMC register), demonstrate evidence of recent study at level 6 on entry, have secured a student place within an NHS Trust which will enable them to: have access to a community practice teacher, have a source of funding to enable them to meet the course fees. Entry onto the course is subject to satisfactory Disclosure Baring Service clearance, evidence of being currently on the NMC register, satisfactory references. If students 1st language is not English they need an IELTS score of 6.5-7 overall or a qualification at an equivalent level.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Leadership in health and social care; advanced health promotion; public health nursing 1; public health nursing 2; community practitioner nurse prescribing; risk and protection of children.

Assessment methods

Practice assessment is a key part of the assessment process and many strategies are used to assess overall practice competence. These are all clearly demonstrated in the course practice assessment document.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 5,640 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 940 per Unit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marston Road Campus Oxford OX3 0FL South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 488111