University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Community Health Studies (Specialist Practitioner Learning Disabilities Nursing)

The course aims to create 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 students to take a leadership role in the community context. 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 award, you will have a recordable specialist practice qualification in your chosen pathway.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 1st level registration with the nursing and midwifery council (NMC); students must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at level 5 (diploma).

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of community practice and decision making; research methods; specialist practitioner (community learning disabilities nursing); law, ethics and nurse prescribing (optional); dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 1,333 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

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