Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PGDip

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

Our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to enable you to study at academic Level 7 (Masters) whilst also preparing you to become proficient practitioners within specialist community public health nursing/practice. Successful completion of this course will allow you to work at specialist practitioner level within complex primary health care arenas.

Course

Highlights

  • The University offers a wide range of facilities to support your learning
  • You will have the opportunity to gain the additional qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion of this course

Additional

Information

Partnerships and Accreditation

This course is a sponsored programme through local NHS Trust.

Course Details

This post registration award prepares you for a career in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at both strategic and operational levels. The postgraduate diploma consists of six compulsory modules, two of these modules are practice focused and incorporate key theoretical concepts enabling theory to inform practice and vice versa. You will have completed a consolidating period of practice equivalent to at least ten weeks by the end of the course, in keeping with NMC SCPHN Standards (2004).

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Open Days

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 packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed 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.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The specialist nature of this award will enhance your opportunities to extend your responsibilities and take on new roles in practice within clinical teams. On successful completion of the course, you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the third part of the register and will be able to apply for band 6 and 7 posts as Specialist Community Public Health Practitioners.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@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

Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible for this course you must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and provide evidence of sponsorship from Provider Services prior to commencing the course. University applications can be made prior to obtaining an offer of sponsorship. In addition, you will need to hold a first or second class honours degree.

If you do not have the above qualifications, but can demonstrate its equivalent in terms of experience relevant to the programme of study, you may be able to access the course as an associate student. For more information regarding this please contact the course leader Helen Kimble: helen.kimble@northampton.ac.uk.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Research Methods in Health and Social Care (20 Credits)
    Module code: SLSM004
    Core Module Y
  • Therapeutic Communication Interventions (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM008
    Core Module Y
  • Leading Public Health Practice (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM009
    Core Module Y
  • Advancing Children, Young People and Family Well-being 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM019P
    Core Module Y
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Formulary (0 Credits)
    Module code: NURM011P
    Core Module N
  • Advancing Children, Young People and Family Well-being 2 (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM020P
    Core Module Y
  • Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations (20 Credits)
    Module code: PODM007
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • registered qualification with the NMC on part 3 of the register
  • practice based learning
  • robust mentorship programme in place to support students in practice
  • shared learning on some modules
  • this course is supported by designated practice teachers within the clinical environment
  • the university offers a wide range of facilities to support your learning.

Progression Opportunities

Further your Study

Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Public Health MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

This course is only available via sponsored full-time and part-time routes. Please contact Helen Kimble: helen.kimble@northampton.ac.uk for further information.

Additional Costs: It is important to note that there may be additional costs associated with the course in relation to purchasing relevant Public Health, Specialist and Research books, travelling to and from placements and travelling to any ‘off-site’ modules.


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Updated 24/09/2018

  • Our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to enable you to study at academic Level 7 (Masters) whilst also preparing you to become proficient practitioners within specialist community public health nursing/practice. Successful completion of this course will allow you to work at specialist practitioner level within complex primary health care arenas.

    Course

    Highlights

    • The University offers a wide range of facilities to support your learning
    • You will have the opportunity to gain the additional qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion of this course
  • This post registration award prepares you for a career in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at both strategic and operational levels. The postgraduate diploma consists of six compulsory modules, two of these modules are practice focused and incorporate key theoretical concepts enabling theory to inform practice and vice versa. You will have completed a consolidating period of practice equivalent to at least ten weeks by the end of the course, in keeping with NMC SCPHN Standards (2004).

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    This course is a sponsored programme through local NHS Trust.

    • 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 packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed 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.

    • Career Opportunities

      The specialist nature of this award will enhance your opportunities to extend your responsibilities and take on new roles in practice within clinical teams. On successful completion of the course, you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the third part of the register and will be able to apply for band 6 and 7 posts as Specialist Community Public Health Practitioners.

  • In order to be eligible for this course you must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and provide evidence of sponsorship from Provider Services prior to commencing the course. University applications can be made prior to obtaining an offer of sponsorship. In addition, you will need to hold a first or second class honours degree.

    If you do not have the above qualifications, but can demonstrate its equivalent in terms of experience relevant to the programme of study, you may be able to access the course as an associate student. For more information regarding this please contact the course leader Helen Kimble: helen.kimble@northampton.ac.uk.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@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

    • Research Methods in Health and Social Care (20 Credits)
      Module code: SLSM004
      Core Module Y
    • Therapeutic Communication Interventions (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM008
      Core Module Y
    • Leading Public Health Practice (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM009
      Core Module Y
    • Advancing Children, Young People and Family Well-being 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM019P
      Core Module Y
    • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Formulary (0 Credits)
      Module code: NURM011P
      Core Module N
    • Advancing Children, Young People and Family Well-being 2 (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM020P
      Core Module Y
    • Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations (20 Credits)
      Module code: PODM007
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Public Health MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    This course is only available via sponsored full-time and part-time routes. Please contact Helen Kimble: helen.kimble@northampton.ac.uk for further information.

    Additional Costs: It is important to note that there may be additional costs associated with the course in relation to purchasing relevant Public Health, Specialist and Research books, travelling to and from placements and travelling to any ‘off-site’ modules.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour