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  PgDip Person-centred Practice (Health Visiting)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh    School of Health Sciences

Full time & Part time September, January PGDip 1 year full time, 2.5-7 years part time 31 January 2024 30 September 2023

About the course

Health visitors work with families with a new baby and with children up to five years of age. They use their knowledge and skills to provide support and advice for families in their home to ensure the child has the best start in life. They and may also facilitate clinics and can work with a range of other health and social care professionals.

This course will allow you to gain the level of knowledge and skills required for specialist practice as a health visitor. It leads to a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) Qualification with the NMC. It is delivered full-time over one year with start dates in both September and January and is part of our Person-Centred Practice Framework.

Why QMU?

  • Specialist qualification: The course is Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) validated. On successful completion of the course you will be entered onto part 3 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting).
  • Contemporary, creative and interactive learning approaches: The learning environment will generate an ethos of engagement where students can explore and challenge theories, practices and different sources of knowledge creatively in an atmosphere of high challenge and high support.
  • Staff expertise and support: You will be taught by a team of academic staff who are passionate about working with children, young people and their families, and in facilitating learning with Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.
  • Our reputation: We have a reputation at QMU for innovative curriculum design, being supportive and responsive to learners and extensive online resources.
  • Relevance: Our conceptualization of person-centredness is consistent with the WHO Framework of ‘people-centred healthcare’

Who is this course for?

This course is for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered nurses and midwives who wish to work in the community as a health visitor.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants need to be on either part 1 of the NMC register and/or registered midwife.

It is recommend that applicants have sufficient work experience in relevant professional practice; and a degree and access to practice placement, and practice assessor and supervisor.

International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Interview: Interviews will take place in collaboration with partner Health Boards.

Criminal Records Check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.

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Where is Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh


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