Teesside University

Teesside University

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing)

This programme is for registered nurses or midwives who want to gain registration on Part 3 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register as a specialist community public health nurse (occupational health). It offers you the opportunity to gain registration as an occupational health nurse and for academic development at master�s level. You develop public health practice knowledge and skills in addressing health inequalities and the health needs of the working population, through development of expertise in hazard and risk assessment, health surveillance and protection, sickness absence management and public health leadership skills, to enable you to contribute to improving the health of the working population.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree of 2.2 or above or successful study at postgraduate level; an NMC-valid registration as either a registered nurse or midwife; successful interview; a nominated practice teacher who will contribute to the teaching and assessment process; a satisfactory work-based risk assessment; current satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Disbarment check (formerly known as a CRB check).

Course modules

Core modules: Advancing community practitioner prescribing; advancing health visiting practice; advancing leadership in the context of specialist practice; advancing public health; contemporary issues in public health; designing research projects; evidence-based practice; specialist community public health nursing practice.

Assessment methods

Assessments include examinations, a defended poster, essays, case study analysis, research proposal and simulations. Practice is assessed via the practice progress file through the mechanism of the tripartite meetings which include you, your practice teacher and your academic mentor.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176