Public Health and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
1 year

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About Public Health and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) at Swansea University

Course Overview

This course has been developed to fulfil the standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) (NMC 2004) for registration as a practitioner in a distinct area of nursing practice.

Key features

  • Preparing students for working in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community, students become knowledgeable practitioners with excellent interpersonal and managerial capabilities - specialising in either Health Visiting or School Nursing.
  • There are two specialist pathways from which students can choose: Health Visiting or School Nursing.
  • The 52 week course to gain the professional registration is funded by the Welsh Government.
  • Each module is assessed by a summative assessment for example presentation, exam, essay and in clinical practice via a portfolio.
  • The clinical placement is supported by a community practice teacher.
  • Full time students will attend both University & Clinical practice each week until the consolidation period when they attend clinical practice for five days per week.
  • Part-time study is also available for School Nursing.
  • Please be aware that this course may vary in structure throughout.


Course description

Identifying and fulfilling self-declared, recognised and unrecognised health needs of individuals and social groups. Students of this course will discuss health inequalities and factors that contribute to health and wellbeing in the context of people's lives, and learn how different factors contribute to policies that affect health.

There are two specialist pathways from which students can choose:

Health Visiting
This pathway will provide practitioners with a dynamic, innovative approach to public health nursing to promote health and well-being throughout the population. Practitioners will be prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, populations and communities, in a variety of contexts.

School Nursing
This pathway will provide practitioners with a dynamic, innovative, child-centred approach to school nursing which includes working with individual children, young people and families, schools and populations.

A flexible and inventive attitude and an ability to work successfully in partnership with all stakeholders will be encouraged to prepare practitioners for their role of tackling pressing health challenges in the school-age population.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time N/A N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered nurses or midwives (registrants on part 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register). Applicants can enter the programme with 120 credits at FHEQ Level 5 to study for the BSc (FHEQ Level 6). If applicants already have a first degree they can study for a Graduate Diploma (120 Credits at FHEQ Level 6). 

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