University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

This course aims to develop students as a specialist community public health nursing practitioners, fit for practice in a designated field of primary care. Students will be equipped with the skills to evaluate, enhance and develop their public health practice and create and develop leadership skills within the context of public health nursing practice.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Applicants who require the specialist practice qualification, must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience. Students must already have a health related degree and have access to a practice placement in the community in their chosen pathway. Applicants should apply direct to the university. Students need to have secured employment as a student health visitor with an NHS Trust before taking up a place on this course.

Course modules

The programme steers strongly towards public health and health promotion. The course will involve both theory and practical elements.

Assessment methods

Theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge which will underpin professional practice. Practice assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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