The nature and focus of the core modules demonstrates a commitment to give you, not only the knowledge and skills to provide effective specialist community public health nursing, but the confidence to drive through change at a strategic or operational level within your workplace.
Throughout the course, you will be challenged to consider the socio-economic, political and professional factors that influence and reflect healthcare demands and provision.
You must complete 180 credits for the MSc or 120 credits for the PG Dip.
SCPH 5201 Contemporary Approaches to Child Development 0-19 (15 credit)
This module will enable SCPHN (HV, SN) students to gain the knowledge required to develop strategies to contribute to the health and well-being needs children 0-19 years.SCPHN students from a range of backgrounds will explore and examine child and adolescent development. Developing skills to critically evaluate strategies used to assesss growth development, health and well being and factors influencing human development, to innovatively apply skills and underpinning theory to practice.
SCPH 5206 Promoting the Wellbeing of Children and Young people 0-19 (15 credit)
This module will enable SCPHN (HV, SN) students to gain the knowledge required to develop assessment strategies to contribute to the health and well-being of children 0-19 years. SCPHN students from a range of backgrounds will explore evidence to underpin public health nursing to meet the changing health needs of the diverse client group within the community.
SCPH 5202 Public Health (15 credit)
This module is a core module for both health visitors and school nurses undertaking the SCPHN programme. The aim of the module is to enable the student to critically examine the impact of public health nursing and to further develop systematic skills in understanding the theories that underpin the public health nursing role taking a salutogenic approach to promote and improve health for individuals, families and communities.
SCPH 5207 Utilising Evidence to Advance and Develop Nursing Practice (15 credits)
This is a core module for students undertaking the SCPHN programme delivered at level 7. You will need to have a BSc (Hons) to undertake this module or a research module studied at level 6. If you are not undertaking the SCPHN programme you will need to contact your programme leader before applying for this module.
SCPH 5203 An Assets Approach to Support Effective Parenting (15 credits)
This module will enable students to understand and develop principles and skills by engaging in a range of therapeutic concepts and relevant strategies known to be useful to parents. The students will be able to apply evidence based, integrated approaches to a range of complex challenges in childhood.
SCPH 5205 Protecting and Safeguarding Children and Adults (15 credits)
This module is a core module for both health visitors and school nurses undertaking the SCPHN programme. The aim of the module is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the meaning of ‘safeguarding’ in relation to the protection of children, and adults. It will examine how health practitioners contribute to multi agency working in reducing risk areas and improving long term health outcomes for Children and their families.
SCPH 5204 Complex Health Needs (15 credits)
This module explores specialist knowledge, practice skills, and attitudes that underpin complex care needs of children in the community by promoting assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation resulting in the enhancement of health care. Existing knowledge of anatomy and physiology will be utilised to develop practice.
SCPH 5004 Innovative Use of Transformational Leadership (15 credits)
This module is a core module for both health visitors and school nurses undertaking the SCPHN programme. The aim of the module is to enable the student to critically evaluate methods of leadership in understanding and developing further skills to enhance and optimise service provision, considering service constraints. The module will critically explore how students can utilise a range of influencing, communication and problem solving skills and apply these to decision making within the public health nursing role. This is a core module for students undertaking the SCPHN programme delivered at level 7. You will need to have a BSc ( either hons or non-hons) to undertake this module. If you are not undertaking the SCPHN programme you will need to contact your programme leader before applying for this module.
SCPH 5208 Supervised Practice
This module is designed to provide a controlled placement with a variety of experiences in which the student can consolidate the learning from the first part of the course and further develop the required skills, knowledge and attitudes for specialist community public health nursing in the identified pathway. The module will also afford the student an opportunity to practise community specialist public health nursing with a degree of independence, but within a framework which provides adequate support and guidance, in order that the student may develop the proficiency standards required to practise and register as a specialist community public health nurse.
V100 Community Formulary Prescribing
This module aims to prepare Specialist Community Public Health Nurses to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively from the community Practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers. Lectures cover basic pharmacology and therapeutics, prescription writing, ethical/legal issues for community formulary prescribers and accountability.
The practice assessment for each module will be undertaken within a portfolio. Module learning outcomes for each semester will printed at the beginning of the portfolio. The module learning outcomes are linked to the standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nursing (NMC 2004) and will be assessed by a Practice Teacher within the practice portfolio. Opportunities will be available for formative feedback throughout the module from the Practice Teachers. A summative assessment of pass/fail for the practice assessment will be recorded at the end of every semester.