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.
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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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