This Master’s Degree/Postgraduate Diploma aims to develop Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners to work autonomously in a range of public health community settings.
Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best start in life. They work in partnership with individuals and families and work together with a range of different health professionals including nursery nurses, social workers, GPs and education.
The course will prepare you for work in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with excellent managerial and interpersonal capabilities.
WHY STUDY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
As a student at our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.
According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.
YOUR SPECIALIST COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING EXPERIENCE
Throughout the course your learning will be supported through 50% theory which is taught at university and 50% practical work placements. You will cover a wide range of subject areas including public health, health promotion, using evidence and research, safeguarding and leadership and management.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).
HEALTH VISITING CAREERS
On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you will gain the recordable qualification of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Health Visitor. There will be an option to progress to part 2 of the programme in order to complete the dissertation module and to graduate with an MSc in SCPHN practice. Additional funding will be required in order to complete the final 60 credit dissertation module to gain the full Master’s degree.