Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.
Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.
Public Health in Practice
Public health is high on the political agenda and specialist community public health nurses are recognised as playing a key role in this agenda. Public health practice encompasses health promotion, health protection and service commissioning. This module covers the spectrum of public health activity enabling students to analyse policies and practice; evaluate models of practice; work in partnership with communities and stakeholders, develop a needs assessment of a defined community, prioritise needs and design interventions to meet those needs. Assessment is by dissertation
Family Synergy and the Developing Child
The role of the SCPHN (HV, SN) in identification and early intervention with children and parents has become increasingly significant in trying to improve the long term overall health outcomes of children. The SCPHN (HV, SN) at postgraduate level needs to be able to analyse family dynamics and devise individual family interventions. This module will provide the knowledge required to fulfil this role and partnership with teacher practitioners in the practice learning will give the student the opportunity for application in practice. Assessment is 100% by coursework
Developing Leadership and Management in Public Health
This module endeavours to provide students with a thorough understanding of the context in which they will be working through examining recent policy developments and their implementation, professional developments within the ever changing health care environment. The students? increasing knowledge base and placement experience will facilitate critical thinking through reflection and integration of theoretical perspectives with practice experiences. Assessment is by 100% coursework.
Surveillance Screening and Advanced Communication
Health surveillance includes the whole range of screening activities which take place in community clinics, surgeries, schools, workplaces and people?s homes. To manage these activities and engage appropriately with clients and patients SCHPN must be skilled in good communication techniques. This module aims to give SCPHNs the knowledge and skills to contribute to this process.
Clinical Practice Development and Research for SC & PH Nurses
This module builds on previous study of research methods at undergraduate level and provides the critical skills necessary for the SCPHN to utilise research, and its findings, in order to make informed decisions about clinical practice that will enhance nursing and improve the quality of patient care. The aim of this module is to provide the SCPHN to develop the skills required to identify literature, critique the literature, and apply and disseminate research findings relating to their nursing specialism. This module will prepare the SCPHN to develop a more critical understanding of the research process and methods, in order to assess the findings and therefore evaluate evidence to inform practice. The successful completion of this module will enable students to gain greater understanding and confidence in their engagement with the research process and its application to inform evidence-based practice.
The Continuum of Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Children is a key issue for all SCPHN?s coming into contact with children and families. This module explores their role in the recognition, assessment and referral of children in need and at risk of abuse. There is strong emphasis on collaborative working to safeguard children, ethical and legal issues and professional responsibilities in relation to record keeping and report writing.