Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Top Up) MSc

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Duration
1 year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September, February and May

Overview Updated 07/11/2019

This MSc SCPHN (TopUp) course aims to equip to an enhanced level the skills of critical analysis and research in order to advance the application of evidence within the field of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). The course engenders a critical and informed appreciation of current contemporary policy, evidence based practice and practical wisdom to further enhance the delivery of SCPHN practice developing students to effectively synthesise and apply evidence-based knowledge and research skills building on having met the NMC proficiency standards for SCPHN (2004).

Course

Highlights

  • Enables individuals to reflect on the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their professional career and to build on this experience by being self-directed and autonomous, applying academic rigour in researching a professional project at masters level.
  • Engenders independent and lifelong learning skills which enable adaptive and reflective practice congruent with leading inter-professional Public Health teams and initiatives.
  • Recognises the value of continuous professional development in order to rationalise present day SCPHN practice and accommodate local and national agendas for inter-professional public health practice.

Additional

Information

Contact

For further information regarding the award and the compulsory module, please contact Helen Kimble, Programme Lead on: advancedpractice@northampton.ac.uk

Course Details

This award is designed to reflect the needs of today’s Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) practitioners in which all learning activities must be demonstrated to have relevance in the workplace and be responsive to the needs of service. The overall theme of the award focuses on the application of the learning achieved. Students must hold a Post Graduate Diploma SCPHN and undertake the compulsory principle module OTHM010 Professional Project (60 credits at Level 7) to successfully achieve MSc SCPHN (Top Up) award.

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Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold all of the following:

  • A Post Graduate Diploma in SCPHN (120 credits at level 7)
  • Where the applicant’s first language is not English, evidence of an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a score of at least 7 in each area is required.

In addition applicants must:

  • Be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife
  • Be registered with the NMC on Part 3 as SCPHN

Students are supported throughout by a profession specific Personal Academic Tutor and a supervisor who will provide both academic and pastoral support as well as support from the module leader.

Course Content

  • Professional Practice (60 Credits)
    Module code: OTHM010
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

Given the individualised and specialised nature of this programme of study, there will be considerable emphasis on helping the learner to undertake a Professional Project in an area of contemporary SCPHN practice and through engagement with the Personal Academic Tutor, Module Leader and Supervisor, students will identify a plan of study that meets the learning objectives and addresses development needs related to their professional SCPHN practice.

Fees & Funding

2020/2021 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

  • £2,475 (60 Credits)

2019/2020 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

  • £2,430 (60 Credits)

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Updated 07/11/2019

  • This MSc SCPHN (TopUp) course aims to equip to an enhanced level the skills of critical analysis and research in order to advance the application of evidence within the field of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). The course engenders a critical and informed appreciation of current contemporary policy, evidence based practice and practical wisdom to further enhance the delivery of SCPHN practice developing students to effectively synthesise and apply evidence-based knowledge and research skills building on having met the NMC proficiency standards for SCPHN (2004).

    Course

    Highlights

    • Enables individuals to reflect on the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their professional career and to build on this experience by being self-directed and autonomous, applying academic rigour in researching a professional project at masters level.
    • Engenders independent and lifelong learning skills which enable adaptive and reflective practice congruent with leading inter-professional Public Health teams and initiatives.
    • Recognises the value of continuous professional development in order to rationalise present day SCPHN practice and accommodate local and national agendas for inter-professional public health practice.
  • This award is designed to reflect the needs of today’s Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) practitioners in which all learning activities must be demonstrated to have relevance in the workplace and be responsive to the needs of service. The overall theme of the award focuses on the application of the learning achieved. Students must hold a Post Graduate Diploma SCPHN and undertake the compulsory principle module OTHM010 Professional Project (60 credits at Level 7) to successfully achieve MSc SCPHN (Top Up) award.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Contact

    For further information regarding the award and the compulsory module, please contact Helen Kimble, Programme Lead on: advancedpractice@northampton.ac.uk

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applicants must hold all of the following:

    • A Post Graduate Diploma in SCPHN (120 credits at level 7)
    • Where the applicant’s first language is not English, evidence of an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a score of at least 7 in each area is required.

    In addition applicants must:

    • Be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife
    • Be registered with the NMC on Part 3 as SCPHN

    Students are supported throughout by a profession specific Personal Academic Tutor and a supervisor who will provide both academic and pastoral support as well as support from the module leader.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Professional Practice (60 Credits)
      Module code: OTHM010
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Given the individualised and specialised nature of this programme of study, there will be considerable emphasis on helping the learner to undertake a Professional Project in an area of contemporary SCPHN practice and through engagement with the Personal Academic Tutor, Module Leader and Supervisor, students will identify a plan of study that meets the learning objectives and addresses development needs related to their professional SCPHN practice.

  • 2020/2021 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • £2,475 (60 Credits)

    2019/2020 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • £2,430 (60 Credits)

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour