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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 the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been designed to create knowledgeable and skilled public health practitioners, are able to work inclusively with client groups across different settings within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Standards (2018). 

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The NMC standards include 4 key domains which 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. The course delivers knowledge and skills linked to the Public Health Knowledge and Skills Framework.

The Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) (Hons) course at the 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 you to work within a dynamic socio-cultural and service provision context across traditional boundaries, networking and developing services in partnership with service users, other professionals, and voluntary workers. This involves the capacity to lead, assess, work collaboratively, evaluate public health provision, and accept responsibility and accountability for the safe, effective, and efficient management of that provision.

This course is for you, if you wish to register on the third part of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: Health Visitor, School Nurse, or Occupational Health Nurse. The course requires effective registration on part one (Nursing) or part two (Midwifery) of the NMC register.

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


120 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 (if you do not fulfil this criteria but have other relevant/equivalent qualifications or experience, we'll consider your application on an individual basis and we may advise you to access the 'Accelerated Learning for Professionals' module, and when you've successfully completed this, you'll fulfil this entry requirement.
  • To get onto the course, you need to secure a secondment opportunity or a studentship, supported by a fixed term contract from an employer. Your employer will then pay you a salary/cost of living allowance pro-rata for the period that you are on the course, as well as provide you with a practice placement, which is essential for entry onto the course. Organisations will be soon be advertising these opportunities on the NHS Jobs website, so we advise you to check this site regularly. 

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.


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