University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Health Nursing)

This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course has been developed to meet the rapidly changing field of public health, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise. Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs) such as health visitors or school health nurses, aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families and communities to promote good health and prevent ill health. We place emphasis on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organisational boundaries.

Entry requirements

Applicants need professional and academic qualifications; students must have NMC professional registration of at least 1 year's duration and be on part 1 and/or part 2 of the NMC register as a registered nurse and/or a registered midwife; applicants should usually have an Honours degree, although consideration are given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if students do not possess these qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Foundations of specialist community public health nursing; contemporary developments in specialist community public health nursing; evidence based public health; promoting the public health of populations; law, ethics and safeguarding; governance and leadership.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by a range of methods including a 2000 word essay, case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments. Literature reviews will be undertaken and a recorded role play.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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