Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)
University of the West of Scotland
Key Course Facts
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) will prepare you for 21st century Health Visiting practice and entry to the third part of the professional NMC register. While studying, you will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of:
The programme of study leads to both an academic award and professional qualification. It consists of equally distributed theoretical learning and practice based experience within the six core modules.
Each module has been designed to take into consideration the health care needs of children, families and communities currently within the UK.
The course is governed by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and is regulated by University of the West of Scotland.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting), PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
You must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register. You can be admitted to our course if you can evidence successful completion of your pre-registration nursing education course and if you have applied for NMC registration. You will normally be educated to degree level. Admission is permitted with relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning. This will be in accordance with the University of the West of Scotland Regulatory Framework.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of the West of Scotland
Located in the Scottish town of Paisley, we find the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). This institution also owns and operates three other secondary campuses in Ayr, Blantyre and Dumfries. Paisley campus is attended by a medium-sized student population of roughly 10,000 and provides the opportunity to study a selection of programmes related to Nursing, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, and Computing.