Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Graduate Diploma, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) programme at the University of the West of Scotland focuses on the principles underpinning specialist occupational health practice, practice leadership and practice development.

About

The Graduate Diploma, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) programme at the University of the West of Scotland focuses on the principles underpinning specialist occupational health practice, practice leadership and practice development.

On completion of this programme students will have developed a significant range of new knowledge and understanding and also the skills needed for contemporary occupational health practice. In practice these specialist practitioners are frequently faced with unpredictable and complex situations which often require enhanced problem solving skills sometimes in the absence of incomplete information. In many cases students will be able to respond to these challenges autonomously, demonstrating initiative, professional accountability and safe practice.

The programme is delivered in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC, 2004) and leads to registration on the NMC Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) register (part 3). In addition, the programme will be offered to Overseas Nursing who are employed in Occupational Health. In the first instance overseas nursing students are not required to achieve the mandatory requirements of the NMC as the professional programme approval is within the UK only. However for both groups of students academic learning is identical and designed to develop the students own professional practice. This title of the award is Graduate Diploma Occupational Health.

At the beginning of the programme students are allocated a personal tutor from the programme team and a practice teacher to support learning and assessment in practice.

Programme Structure

Course content
The Programme is delivered on a part-time basis and comprises of 50% theory and 50% practice normally over 104 weeks part-time.
Year 1
  • Contemporary Occupational Health
  • Critical Research Appraisal
  • Investigative Enquiry
Year 2
  • Leadership for Health and Social Care
  • Managing Risk in Occupational Health Practice
  • Consolidation of Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

Applicants must be registered as a first level nurse on Part 1 or Part 2 of the NMC register and normally would have completed a relevant degree or equivalent qualification at SCQF level 9 normally within the last five years and have command of current evidenced based knowledge. Consideration will be given to applicants who have not completed a first degree but have other academic, vocational or experience deemed equivalent to the SCQF level of study.

Applicants should either be in employment in Occupational Health or be able to secure the necessary practice learning requirements. Students will be expected to provide evidence that they can obtain funding for the course from their employers, other bodies or self-funding.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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