University of Chester

University of Chester

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

The programme provides opportunities for the development of a critically informed understanding of contemporary issues in community and primary care and encourages an interprofessional approach to the study of specialist community public health nursing practice; 3 pathways exist within in the programme: they are health visiting; occupational health; school nursing; the programme is 50 percent theory and 50 percent practice, with the theoretical component undertaken at the university and the practical component in a clinical setting, under the supervision of a qualified professional mentor from the chosen specialist pathway.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be registered on the appropriate part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register; all must have successfully completed a degree in nursing or a health-related field; all applicants must have a minimum of 2 years' post-registration experience; candidates who do not possess the full 2 years of experience in the specialist area may exceptionally be admitted to the programme using the following criteria all of which must be met; support from sponsoring trust or organisation; evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism.

Course modules

Core modules include: Health improvement and well being in context; health improvement and well being in action; leading innovative contemporary practice; research; specialist community public health practice; optional modules include: the working environment; brief interventions for mental health; safeguarding vulnerable groups in society; developing alliances in working with children, young people and families.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used including examinations, written reports, assignments, seminar presentations, oral examination and portfolio.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000