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PgDip Community Health

Course Description

The PgDip Community Health courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and offer you the opportunity to gain a Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Community Children’s Nursing, Community Learning Disability Nursing, District Nursing, or General Practice Nursing. The courses comprise 50% theory and 50% practice.

The programme builds on the core values of the NHS constitution and is approved by the NMC to offer students the opportunity to gain a specialist practitioner qualification in Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, District Nursing or General Practice Nursing.

Mandatory core for award units are specific to the specialist pathway qualification and include:

Principles of public health
Contemporary issues in Community Practice
Developing Leadership and Professional Practice
Evidence-based Practice

If you are studying on a General Practice Nurse (GPN) or Community Learning Disability Nursing (CLDN) route you will choose an elective. To ensure that the unit is appropriate to your field of practice its selection will be determined following discussion with yourself and the seconding/sponsoring trust.

Electives include:

community practitioner nurse prescribing;
collaboration and health information for service users;
Applying Ethical and Critical Thinking to Practice Based Dilemmas
contraception, reproduction and sexual health.

On completion of the 40 week programme of study, you may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Health, incorporating the specialist pathway qualification.

Visit the PgDip Community Health page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for PgDip will normally have a first degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum of a 2:2 classification and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7.Additionally, all applicants will have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. You must be supported in practice for the duration of the course by an appropriately qualified Sign-off Mentor or Practice Teacher. You must also meet the NMC specific entry requirements for the Specialist Practitioner Qualification.

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