Public Health - District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
52 - 104 weeks

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

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About Public Health - District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for qualified nurses or midwives with a commitment to prevention and health promotion and evidence-based practice in a community setting.

Applicants will want to develop their practice in the sphere of district nursing, health visiting or school nursing, as well as gain an academic qualification of BSc (Hons) Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma the last of which can lead to an MSc.


The programme offers registered nurses and midwives an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and broaden their skills to improve health within communities. City offers the three specialist community practitioner routes in District Nursing, Health Visiting and School Nursing.

The course aims to support you to:

Acquire a deep and systematic understanding of the professional and technical skills and knowledge of public health policy, practice, care delivery and service development

Develop knowledge, skills and professional competencies

Critically analyse social and cultural perspectives of public health, health and disease and the influence they have on judgements and decisions for practice, practice development and service delivery

Promote multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in relation to public health practice

Critically analyse, synthesise and apply Specialist Public Health Nursing or Primary Care Nursing knowledge, policy and practice to work in different settings

Develop skills and knowledge to practise autonomously and organise and appraise practice and learning

Achieve the competency to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study52 - 104 weeks
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Entry requirements

Your English must allow you to be employed at staff nurse level.

The literacy and numeracy of all applicants will be assessed as part of the selection process.

All applicants are asked to undertake a literacy and numeracy test that is run in partnership with other London universities. Different universities use the same test and having passed it once in the academic year of application, it can be used at various universities.

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