University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Community Health Studies (Children's Community Nursing)

The MSc Community Health Studies is a natural progression route for graduate nurses who desire to develop mastery in specialist practice, in line with the Post Registration Nursing Career Framework (WAG, 2010). The course aims to develop professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care. It will develop problem-solving skills and prepare you to take a leadership role in the community context. The MSc Community Health Studies (Children's Community Nursing) course meets the specific requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for community nursing competence. The NMC states that to achieve specialist practitioner status, graduates must have achieved prescribed standards, both core and community-specific. When you successfully complete this Community Health Studies course, you will have a recordable specialist practice qualification in Children's Community Nursing.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be on part 8 or 15 of the NMC register.

You must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at Level 6 (Degree) or studied previously at Level 7, e.g. postgraduate diploma.

If you have not achieved 120 Level 6 credits, there is a process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you can undertake.

Course modules

Year One
•Fundamentals of Community Practice
•Decision Making
•Specialist Practitioner

Year Two

Core module
•Research methods

Optional modules
•Law, ethics and nurse prescribing
•Transitions and Continuations of Care
•Long-term health conditions
•Diabetes care
•Minor illness for Primary Care Nurses

After two years you will attain a recordable specialist practice qualification with the NMC and an option to exit the course with a PgDiploma.

Year Three
•Dissertation

After three years you will attain the MSc qualification.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by a range of methods including writing essays and case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, dissertation, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

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