This part-time course is for registered nurses wishing to pursue a career in community nursing. It leads to a postgraduate diploma in Community Health Studies, a recordable specialist practitioner qualification with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) in district nursing.
The course aims to:
- Develop a critical awareness and understanding of discipline specific knowledge, informed by current practice and scholarship.
- Judiciously apply the evidence-base to clinical situations that are complex and justify decisions to the inter-professional team.
- Develop discipline specific competencies to Masters practice level demonstrating self-direction and the ability to act autonomously in the management of patient care, within the scope of professional practice.