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This Statutory Body approved course is designed for those with initial nurse registration who wish to become specialist community public health nurses in one of three areas of practice:
Occupational Health Nursing
The full-time course is 52 weeks long. The part-time course involves two and a half days a week for two years, with one day a week in the University.
About Health and Life Sciences at Brunel
Health and Life Sciences have become one of the most hotly discussed and debated issues of our time and is a subject that can be studied from a biological, psychological, sociological, philosophical, political, environmental or cultural perspective. It affects us individually as well as through our families, communities and society as a whole.
Health and social care issues have always attracted legal and ethical debates ranging from questions about the beginning and end of life to the difficulties of managing professional health staff. These issues have become more complex as consumers of care services become more demanding and more knowledgeable of their rights.
The courses offered at Brunel aim to meet the needs of a wide range of professions as well as of individuals who want to explore and think critically about current health and social care issues.
We have a long history of providing courses for health and social care professionals. Most of our courses are supported by various consortia of health trusts or social work agencies.
We aim to combine a thorough professional education with academic excellence and have a substantial record of research, innovation and publication which is reflected in the quality and relevance of our teaching.
Health Visiting develops practitioners who are proactive and innovative in the promotion of health and the prevention of ill health at the individual, group and community level, within the context of national and international considerations. You will gain Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Occupational Health Nursing equips you to function competently in the specialist area of Occupational Health. This involves responsibility for health and safety at work, risk assessment, management of occupational disease and the promotion of physical and psychological health among the workforce. You will gain Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
School Nursing will prepare you to lead a school nursing team of variable skill mix, to promote school health and meet the health-related needs of children and adolescents at school and their families and carers. You will gain Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The primary aim of the College of Health and Life Sciences is to combine a thorough professional education with academic excellence. Most of our undergraduate programmes are funded by various NHS consortia. This reflects their high quality and ability to respond to the needs of community nursing today.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
- Health Visiting: NHS fee (full-time / part-time)
- Occupational Health Nursing: £9,000 (full-time) / £4,500 (part-time)
- School Nursing: NHS fee (full-time / part-time)
- Health Visiting: £16,000 or NHS fee if NHS funded (full-time)
- Occupational Health Nursing: £16,000 (full-time)
- School Nursing: £16,000 or NHS fee if NHS funded (full-time)
Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 360 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Students undertake seven modules:
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice
Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Evidence Based Practice for Public Health
Promoting Public Health
Management of Public Health Practice
Option module in Term 2
Teaching and Learning
The College of Health and Life Sciences uses many innovative teaching and learning methods to balance professional training with academic excellence.
You will be assessed through a range of essays, projects, examinations and practice assessments. These are handed in at different stages of the year.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Qualified nurse with active registration on the NMC Nursing Register. HV applicants could have active registration on the NMC Midwifery Register rather than on the Nursing Register.
Two satisfactory references of which one should be an academic reference.
A Diploma of Higher Education or the equivalent of 120 level 2 credits. All applicants are required to be interviewed to ascertain their professional readiness to undertake the programme.
Applicants must obtain a sponsored student SCPHN place for the Health Visiting and School Nursing pathways, these are advertised at www.jobs.nhs.uk
Please note: This course may involve regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity. Where this is the case, students will be legally required to register with the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) which is administered by the Independent Safeguarding Authority. The Independent Safeguarding Authority has recently been established as a single agency to monitor all individuals who want to work or volunteer with vulnerable people. Registration with the scheme will cost £64, as a one off payment, which will cover both the cost of registration and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. Following successful registration you will be issued with an ISA Registration Number which will stay with you for the rest of your career.
English Language Requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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