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Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) (Hons)

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

12 months
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The Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) (Hons) course at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been designed to produce knowledgeable and skilled public health practitioners who are able to work with various client groups across different settings within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Code of Conduct. 


Ten key areas of public health practice and domains require a practitioner to search for health needs; stimulate an awareness of health needs; influence policies affecting health and facilitate health enhancing activities in different public health settings.

This Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) (Hons) course at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) embraces a family/child centred public health role with individuals, families and populations, focusing on improving health and tackling health inequalities.

The approach requires practitioners to work within a dynamic socio-cultural and service provision context across traditional boundaries, networking and developing services in conjunction with service users, other professionals and voluntary workers.

Careers / Further study 

Students will need to already be working in an appropriate placement setting, but on successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
  • Enhance and build on your previous professional qualifications and practice.
  • Develop your public health knowledge and skills.
  • Enter a career in public health nursing.
  • Register as able to prescribe from the community practitioners' formulary if you have completed the V100 element of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Principles of Evidence Based Public Health
  • Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
  • Leadership and Enterprise
  • Promoting the Health of School-aged Children in the Community
  • Workplace health and well-being
  • V100 Prescribing Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Active first level registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register
  • 120 credits at Level 2 or above (Students who do not fulfil this criteria but have other relevant/equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis and maybe advised to access the Accelerated Learning for Professionals module, successful completion of which will fulfil this entry requirement)
  • The route onto the course is to secure a secondment opportunity or a studentship, underpinned by a fixed term contract from a Trust.  

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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