University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Public Health Nursing Practice (Health Visiting/School Nursing)

This practice-centred course enables students to develop a range of generic and specialist public health nursing skills. This allows the flexibility required in the fast changing health and social care environment and provides a public health nursing workforce for stakeholder organisations and service users.

Entry requirements

Students must hold current registration on parts 1 or 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register. Complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Hold an Honours degree or provide other evidence of the ability to study at Master's level. Be released by their current NHS employer or seek a training contract from a local provider organisation.

Course modules

Year 1: critical appraisal of research literature; operational frameworks for community based practitioners; practice 1 (health needs assessment in scphn practice); targeting risk and vulnerability. Year 2: Leadership and management for healthcare practice; nurse prescribing from the community practitioners formulary (v100 mode 2) and (v150); practice 2 (service development in scphn practice); research project preparation. Year 3: Project (health related).

Assessment methods

Assessment strategies are varied and include essays, a written report, the preparation of a bid for a proposed service and exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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