Specialist Community Nursing - Health Visting Pathway
- Mode of study
- Full time
- Duration of Study
- 12 month secondment
- Medicine and Health Sciences
- Course Administration Office
- Subject Area
The Health Visiting pathway reflects the current standards and initiatives for Health Visiting Practice, underpinned by the Health Visiting Implementation Plan: A Call To Action, 2011—2015 (DH 2011). The course focuses on developing public health awareness and understanding of key health challenges using a social model of health and well-being, and has a particular in-depth focus on the physical, social and emotional aspects of the developing child from 0—5 years, including attachment, recognising how these contribute to social capital and life chances.
About the course
Through undertaking the award, you will be prepared to work with communities, families and individuals to improve health and reduce health inequalities to optimise life chances, in partnership with people and organisations, in support of the government health and social agenda. On successful completion of this course you are able to register with the NMC on the third part of the register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
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Aims of the course
The programme will support students in applying their skills of critical reflection to enhance their professional, personal and academic development. It will encourage the development of sound Health Visting practice based on the critical application of research and evidence and will introduce students to theories and practice of leadership and parternship working. Students' clinical placement experiences will enable them to gain expertise in the full range of Health Visting skills, through observation and practice supervised by a practice teacher.
This course has been designed to produce specialist community public health practitioners who are safe, competent, and deliver professional practice in a community public health setting, meeting Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. You will develop your leadership skills whilst on the programme, therefore enabling you to plan and lead services and initiatives which promote health improvement, as well as community practitioner prescribing as applicable to your role. You will achieve the recordable qualification through the Postgraduate diploma; however, there is the opportunity to undertake a dissertation through a part-time route to convert this post-graduate diploma to a Master’s Degree.
- Please note this programme is available for Home students only.
- A current nursing or midwifery registration and at least 120 academic credits at level 5.
Research Methods (15 level 7 credits)
Leadership and Management in Healthcare (15 level 7 credits)
Specialist Community Practice (15 level 7 credits)
Public Health and Social Policy (30 level 7 credits)
The Developing Child (30 level 7 credits)
Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100) (15 level 6 credits)
Teaching and assessment
The principal learning and teaching methods used in the programme are:
- Lectures, seminars and workshops: The core of each module delivery mode is a series of face to face tutor-led or group-led seminars or workshops.
- Web-based learning using the Keele Learning Environment (KLE), Blackboard. All modules on the programme maintain an active web presence where module details and learning materials can be accessed on campus and remotely.
- Group work and peer support. All modules use focused group work and class discussions within face to face tutor time
- Project supervision. Participants on the MSc working on their dissertation / advanced work-based practice project are supported by group and one to one meetings with an experienced supervisor. In many instances, there will be an assigned co-supervisor to offer additional support and guidance from a clinical background.
- Directed independent study. Most of the study hours for each module comprise independent learning by expecting participants to add depth and breadth to their knowledge of topics, to practice skills and to reflect on critical incidents and their practice.
Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate programme.
Completing Your Masters
Students who have met the requirements for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma will be eligible to proceed into year 2, onto the Masters’ award, subject to the rules of progression. The award of MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) requires successful completion of the 60 credit NUR-40037: Advanced Work Based Practice Project module on a part-time basis.
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