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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Sexual Health Advising) PgD

Course Description

If you want to focus your nursing skills towards becoming a sexual health advisor, then our course will give you everything you need to become a specialist practitioner. You'll take part in placement opportunities with settings relevant to sexual health, and gain knowledge from the experience of our expert teaching staff.

We have helped many people develop into specialist nurses over the many years we have run our courses - our high achievement rates are proof of that! You'll benefit from supportive learning environments provided by our excellent working relationships with partner trusts and employers. Hone your skills towards a new career as a sexual health advisor by training as a specialist practitioner on our rewarding course.

Course outline

We will prepare you for the role of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse within Sexual Health Advising, allowing you to register with the NMC. We'll give you a broad level of knowledge and skills in relation to public health, evidence-based practice, leadership, change management and collaborative working. You'll develop specialist knowledge and skills in aspects such as health assessment, clinical care and case management.

This course contains an even spread of theory and practice, which is facilitated by practice experience in an area specific to Sexual Health Advising. You can also take opportunities to gain alternative practice experience in other relevant settings during the course.

Graduate destinations

You will be able to work as a Sexual Health Advisor and eligible for registration on the NMC Nursing register in your named pathway. Additionally, if you opt to study NMLB 9001, you can apply to record this qualification as a V100 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue onto a Masters Degree. We recommend the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice, though you might also look at an MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care, Nursing or Primary Health Care.

Other admission requirements

You will be interviewed for selection for this programme. The interview panel may include trust staff, employers, mentors/practice teachers and university staff. During the interview you will be offered advice on the suitability of the award dependent on factors such as recency of prior learning, and your personal and professional development needs.

You will need support from a Primary Care Trust or your employer and be able to secure a placement in your chosen area of practice, with access to a Practice Teacher. You will need to have completed a Criminal Records Bureau clearance, and this will be checked prior to your commencement on the course.

International applicants can find out more about entry requirements on our dedicated webpages: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/international/

Visit the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Sexual Health Advising) PgD page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

If you apply for this course you must be current on the NMC Nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 6 within the last five years or complete an approved study skills course. See course description for further admission details.

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