PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

This course aims to support students to refine and develop professional skills and knowledge within the context of pre-school children and their families in community settings. The PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) training is designed to meet the political, organisational and professional demands of delivering child-centred services reflective of contemporary practice. 

This course is designed for registered nurses and midwives who want to specialise in Health Visiting. In addition, the course complies with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (Health Visiting) requirement for entry to part three of the NMC register. 

At Glasgow Caledonian University, we give you the tools you need to succeed and invite you to join a thriving, open and diverse community with a shared belief in social responsibility. Furthermore, this learning experience will harness your commitment to the common good to make a meaningful difference at local, national or global levels. This course will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career as a specialist practitioner and will expose you to dynamic and varied learning opportunities.

Graduate prospects

The PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) course sets you up for success in an exciting new chapter of your career. Most of our students are employed in the National Health Service (NHS). After graduation, our alumni generally pursue roles with NHS service providers that are commensurate with the professional qualification of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor).

Advanced Research Methods, Introduction to Public Health and Application to Health Visiting Practice, Application of Leadership to Contemporary Health Visiting Practice, Advancing Public Health and Application to Health Visiting Practice and Consolidation of Health Visiting Practice.

In addition, this course includes practice components that require supervision and assessment by practice assessors supported by a practice assessor and academic assessor.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Applications to the PgD should be made directly to your health board. If you would like us to consider your direct applications, please contact us via the enquiry link below.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

PgD
Full Time
1 Year
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
PgD
Part Time
2 - 3 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
PgD Full Time 1 Year 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire
PgD Part Time 2 - 3 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

UK First-class Honours Degree (or equivalent) plus evidence of current registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Midwifery. 

English language

IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.0.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £4,500
RUK: £4,500
EU: £4,500
International: n/a

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £4,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

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Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

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This course features a mix of assessments and exams.
This course is accredited by the NMC.
This course features guest lecturers.