The Institute of Health

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) (Top Up)

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 6 January 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

This course aims to develop you as a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioner, fit for practice in a designated field of primary care. You will be equipped with the skills to evaluate, enhance and develop your public health practice and create and develop leadership skills within the context of Public Health Nursing Practice.

You will be taught how to adopt reflective practice and lifelong learning that allows you to develop your intellectual skills and promote personal and professional development. You will learn about Codes of Professional Conduct to protect human rights and equality in the delivery of health care.
 
You will need to have secured employment with an NHS Trust as a student health visitor in order to gain a place on this course. Please read the application guidance before applying.

 

What happens on the course?

You are normally seconded by your employer to study for this pathway. You will focus on educational issues that are related to primary healthcare – study takes place in a community setting. The programme steers strongly towards public health and health promotion, and is designed to encourage the empowerment of patients/clients.

The course will involve both theory and practical elements. Your theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge which will underpin your professional practice. Practice assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

You will by the end of the course be able to apply to the third part of the NMC register to practice as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse / Health Visitor.

Further career opportunities are available in specialist clinical roles; Education and Management.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • The health visiting course at the University of Wolverhampton is one of only a few Universities to have been accredited by UNICEF for Stage 2 of Baby Friendly Standards. Health visiting students will undertake breast feeding training inline with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Programme and will be issued with a certificate at the end of their course
  • The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing / Health Visiting course is widely regarded as being one of the best and most dynamic in the country and consistently attracts students from a wide area. The support received from tutors is extensive and is a hallmark of the course.

On completion of this course you will:

  • Have an understanding of the principles of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, including the development and maintenance of the health of communities and individuals.
  • Use theories of research and evidence based information to identify trends in Health Policy and the implications for health care and health care services.
  • Help to promote health and wellbeing, influence policies and develop smooth effective health care services through partnerships and collaborative working.
  • Be able to develop, analyse and present information, constructing rational and logical arguments to support
  • Practice competently and evaluate personal and professional performance as well as being able to organise and lead others.

 

 

If you require the specialist practice qualification, you must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience.

You must have 120 diploma level credits and have access to a practice placement in the community in your chosen pathway.   Applicants should apply direct to the University

Health Education England

This degree meets NHS requirements for the role of a Healthcare Science Practitioner. Academic study is integrated with 50 weeks of work based training underpinned by professional practice. Delivered by academic and clinical staff with active patient involvement the degree constantly evolves to embed new science and technology e.g. genomics.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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