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Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Why choose this course

If you’re a registered Nurse or Midwife, our MSc Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) course will set you on the path to qualify as a Health Visitor, a working with children, young people and families, making a significant impact on their lives. Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, we’ll enhance your academic, professional and clinical prowess, transforming you into a critical and discerning practitioner, capable of driving innovation and change in health and social care.

This course is taught by clinicians and researchers with experience in working in the NHS, ensuring everything you’ll learn is up-to-date and meets the needs of the progressive healthcare sector.

This course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) standards for specialist education and practice. On successful completion of the first year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time) of this course, you’ll be eligible to record your qualification with the NMC.

What you will study

Throughout your hands-on clinical training, you’ll develop the values that employers and the public need from modern healthcare professionals such as, compassion, advocacy, good communication, teamwork skills and respect and understanding of patients.

You’ll critically examine and develop awareness of the key concepts of public health and health promotion. You’ll analyse data to identify health needs and develop health promotion interventions to address contemporary public health issues. We’ll teach you the fundamentals about safeguarding children, young people and adults, empowering you to play a pro-active role in their protection.

You’ll study topics, including community nurse practitioner prescribing (V100), early intervention work with families, leadership, and mental health, public health, and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a research dissertation on an area of personal interest, which we’ll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

We’ll prepare you to meet the demands of modern healthcare, by equipping you with advanced knowledge and skills. Our graduates typically take on work as specialist community public health visiting nurses within the NHS.

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
38% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    8th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    21st

    10

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