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Nursing courses

University of Bedfordshire

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (health Visiting) Pgdip

  • Duration : 1 Year
  • Intake : Oct
  • Level : Postgraduate Diploma
  • Tuition & fees : £ 8,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 72
  • PTE : 51


About this course

When you study with us on this course, you will focus on the provision of healthcare and social care to individuals, groups and communities within specialist community services.

The focus is on developing your competence, confidence and expertise in assessing the needs of your clients, and working in partnership with them to make informed, holistic health choices.

The ultimate aim is for you to mature into someone with the skills, knowledge and understanding to function as a valuable member of the community, and become a reflective, evidence-based and innovative practitioner as you deliver a client-centred programme of care.

Choose Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) PgDip at Bedfordshire and:

  • Study issues of direct relevance to your personal and professional development and achievement of status as a School Nurse, and increase your prospects of fulfilling employment
  • Explore the latest research and practice, and develop a range of public health nursing skills that are pertinent to school nursing
  • Develop your sensitivity and understanding in relation to cultural and religious values, beliefs, abilities and the needs of individuals, groups and populations
  • Gain an understanding of the evidence on which care interventions are based in order to promote, evaluate and design interventions, and critically develop effective questioning techniques to enhance your communication skills
  • Benefit from student-focused, self-directed and guided learning that uses a variety of teaching methods including e-learning, work and problem based learning, simulation, role play and student-led seminars.

Why choose this course?

This course offers the opportunity to study for a combined Post Graduate Diploma/ Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) qualification. Success in the Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) course will provide the professional qualification and eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse- School Nurse.

Emphasis throughout the course is placed on your continuing personal and professional development with the aim of improving your employability prospects. You will focus on issues of direct relevance to the achievement of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing(SCPHN) School Nursing status whilst pursuing a postgraduate course of study in a supportive learning environment.

There are opportunities for conference attendance and presentations. Studentfocused, self-directed and guided learning, small group tutorials, encouragement of peer support, using a variety of teaching methods e.g. e-learning, work based learning, problem based learning, simulation, role play, studentled seminars. There is an emphasis on continuing personal and professional development (lifelong learning).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

During the course you will acquire a range of professional and transferrable skills which are intended to prepare you for working as a SCPHN-School Nurse. The course provides a student- focused process for integrating personal, academic and career development. You are encouraged to undertake self-assessment to identify your strengths, interests and development needs in relation to your learning needs. Through negotiation with your personal academic tutor you will be enabled to identify your areas of interest and the areas in which you feel you need to develop. Towards the end of your studies you will be actively supported and advised regarding potential career development

University of Bedfordshire Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Application portal Online
Academic Calendar Semester-based
Mode of Payment Online via e: vision account; Debit and Credit cards
Acceptance Rate 70-80%

Bedfordshire University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Level Total Fee
Undergraduate £12,350 (p.a.)
Post Graduate £12,750 (total)
MBA £14,000 (total)
Average cost of Living £1,200–1,500.

Bedfordshire University Application process

Application Fee: £18 (UCAS)

Some necessary supporting document needs to be attached with the application

  • A complete application form along with the attached signature of the applicant.
  • Proof of English Proficiency Language
  • TOEFL (iBT): Listening and Writing: 17; Reading: 18; Speaking: 20.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 in each Section)
  • Pearson PTE: 52-54
  • Official Academic qualifications and certificates.
  • Copy of valid passport details.
  • Submit the copies of UK visa as well as the documents of any previous visa refusals.

Application Deadline: No such specific deadline for direct application submission.

Note: However, applicants are advised to complete and submit the application before 30 days of the start of the course.

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 8,000

Total

£ 8,000

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