Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University

Public Health Nursing

This course aims to equip students with contemporary knowledge to address vulnerabilities, tackle inequalities and promote optimum health across the life span, with a particular focus on young children and vulnerable families. It will enable a critical, innovative and reflective approach to public health nursing. This programme has 2 routes. 1 is for experienced registered nurses in the UK with experience in acute or primary care settings, who wish to build on their experience and transfer their learning in order to develop the higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist community public health nursing (health visiting/school nursing) identified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Entry requirements

Registered nurse on the 1st part of the register or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Normally students will have had the opportunity to consolidate their pre-registration training and have evidence of SCQF level 9 study. Acceptance is based on having acceptable references from 2 sources and evidence of SCQF level 9 learning in the last 5 years or equivalent and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. This course includes a non NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) route which is designed for international students. The English language requirement for this route is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Should a student wish to study on the NMC accredited route where English is not their 1st language, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Evidence informed decision making for public health; key concepts in public health; contemporary public health practice; leadership for public health; family focused public health health; advancing public health; vulnerability and child protection; practice based learning for public health (plus V100); practice project; elective modules depending on route chosen.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (England) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Whole course (International) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (England) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Whole course (International) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Whole course (International) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,400 per Whole course (International) 2 years
Certificate in Advanced Study Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,850 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Garthdee Campus Aberdeen AB10 7QE Scotland
Online/Distance Learning

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