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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser PGDip

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. The course content will cover the four principles of public health practice and students will be involved in: the search for health needs; the stimulation of awareness of health needs; the influence on policies affecting health; the facilitation of health enhancing activities. The course comprises 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. Assessment methods vary and include examinations, essays, presentations and business reports in addition to practice assessment by a named practice teacher.

The course will enable registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.

Assessment is through a mixture of assignments, examinations (short answers and multiple choice), viva, portfolio and practice assessment. The practice assessment requires completion of the Practice Assessment Document that demonstrates achievement of the NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (2004). The NMC standards will be formatively assessed in semesters one and two, whereas in the third semester you will be summative assessed. Learning contracts will be developed in partnership with you, your practice teacher and an identified educationalist to support the achievement of the NMC standards along with individually identified learning outcomes. You will also gain PGDip award in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 81 2

    35th out of 35 1

    31st out of 72 8

  • Entry standards

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    117 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    140 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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