Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) (PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 693 per module

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
find out

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About Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

Explore public health, community development, health needs assessment, and health inequalities. Critically examine safeguarding issues, factors affecting emotional wellbeing, and ethics in public health.

As a health visitor, you'll usually work in the community with families and young children up to the age of five. As a school nurse, you'll work with children in education, from primary schools to secondary schools and colleges.

Our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) course is for nurses and midwives who already hold a first level qualification on part one or two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. You'll spend half of this course in a clinical setting, so you'll also need to have a supported practice placement when you apply, this is obtained by applying to NHS Trusts via NHS jobs.

You'll spend 50% of the timetabled course in a health visiting or school nursing community placement depending on the field you've chosen.

When you graduate, you're eligible to register on part three of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 693 per moduleInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a first level qualification on part one or two of the NMC register.

Applicants will normally have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of a 2:2 classification and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7.

All applicants must secure a Health Visiting/School Nursing student position through the NHS before applying to the course, as advertised at: www.jobs.nhs.uk

Once a position is secured, applicants are eligible to apply to the course.

What students think about Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Simran Parti, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, from India

    Testimonial from Simran Parti, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, from India , student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    The best thing about my course is the facilities provided by the University like the Gait Lab, Academic English Coaching and online library access. Also, the staff are brilliant and very approachable - they will go out of their way to help you out. The curriculum covers everything in my area of interest and gives me an opportunity to evolve further. The various seminars conducted lend their helping hand in preparing me for the journey ahead.

    The facilities and the staff have made my transition from India to Manchester a piece of cake – it is something I really adore and will always be grateful for.

    What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Manchester Met?

    I have gained immense confidence in dealing with patients, have learnt the correct way of carrying out research and now I feel I have developed the skill of getting into every minute detail of every disease or finding and getting the best solution possible.

    What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

    My top tip for the interested students will be to not worry and don’t hesitate to ask questions to clear their doubts before coming. Also, try to attend as many webinars as possible, which the University arranges for new applicants. It will take care of all your concerns. Also, study well about the various facilities like English Coaching, which would be required and helpful for your course and you can join them as soon as you start with your term. Just don’t stress too much, always keep your smile and confidence with you and you will be perfectly fine.

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    Jia Qi Germaine Chua, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Singapore

    Testimonial from Jia Qi Germaine Chua, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Singapore, student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    There are a wide range of well-maintained equipment used during practical sessions and all are up to date with current practices. The teaching staff are wonderful and are always happy to answer any questions you may have or help you out of any problems you may face during the course. They are understanding and compassionate and genuinely want to impart their knowledge to students, which makes learning from them so much fun. I appreciate the support and welfare given to all students at every level.

    What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Man Met?

    The skills I have developed while being on the course are definitely self-discipline and being proactive. Discipline is needed to ensure you study on days when you are not required in school. While the teaching staff are great at reaching out to students and making sure we understand the content, being proactive in studies is still a great skill to learn as not everything is spoon-fed to us. These are also good skills to have when we enter the workplace in the future as it would train us to be responsible and reliable clinicians.

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    Tsz Kin Ho, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Hong Kong

    Testimonial from Tsz Kin Ho, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Hong Kong, student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    I like the practical sessions in my course because there are a lot of chances to interact with my classmates and lecturers. We divide into different groups or pairs in every session so we have a great opportunity to know more about different body types and helps us in understanding the knowledge.

    Also, the lecturers are so helpful in helping the students who feel shy and quiet in lessons. They will talk to all of us individually and make sure we know what is going on in the class. This makes me feel easier and more comfortable in learning because it helps me build up more confidence when I need to work with different patients in the future.

    The Uni life and equipment at Manchester Metropolitan University are amazing and impressed me.

    What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

    Show initiative in class. Don’t be shy or afraid to ask any questions because it is a great opportunity to ask a physiotherapist, in order to make sure you understand in every session.

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