University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting)

This programme will enable you to obtain an academic award and, through completing a specified period of practice, to register on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. Health Visitors are at the forefront of current government public health policy and our programme is responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of healthcare. It also has strong links with practice, encourages shared learning, draws upon an innovative research base and will guide you in displaying the values required in modern healthcare; such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients' privacy, dignity and individuality. Students are sponsored for the NMC Specialist Community Public Health Nurse award by a health care provider organisation.

Course modules

Example module listing: leadership and innovation; health promotion: partnership and enablement; public health assessment; research design and methodology; professional practice for SCPHN; safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults; early intervention work with children, parents and carers; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods for students wishing to complete the MSc will include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 48 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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