Community Health Course BN (Hons)
BN (Hons) Community Health
The BN (Hons) Community Health course offers you the opportunity to achieve a professional qualification recorded by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in District Nursing (DN) or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting/School Nursing (SCPHN) that is recognised nationally and meets the demands of the changing service model in the NHS.
The role of the nurse in the community in Scotland is an evolving one, but it is built on the solid foundations of currently recognised community roles throughout the UK and beyond.
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who would like to become a District Nurse, Health Visitor or School Nurse.
Note: This course is currently being redeveloped. Further details will follow in due course. Please contact the course the course leader for further information.
2. What you will study
The general modules within the course introduce you to concepts such as, community health, management and leadership, evidence based practice and decision making, whilst the discipline specific modules introduce concepts such as public health, family health, the safe guarding of children, and palliative care, anticipatory care, long term conditions and case load management.
The practice element of the course will allow you to undertake practice in your chosen discipline where you will have the opportunity to explore and apply theoretical concepts you have studied and relate them to practice, supported by a Practice Teacher.
- Community Health (DN/SCPHN)
- Evidence-Informed Decision making for Community Health Practice
- Principles of Public Health Nursing Practice (SCPHN)
- Contemporary Healthcare Needs in the Community (DN)
- Contemporary Practice for Community Health (DN/SCPHN)
- Elective Module (DN)
- Family Centred Public Health and Child Protection 2 (SCPHN)
- Practice Based Learning for Community Health (DN/SCPHN)
3. Entry requirements
Registered Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor/School Nurse)
Registered Adult, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health or Children and Young People's Nurse or Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Normally students will have had the opportunity to consolidate their pre-registration training and be able to provide evidence of study at SCQF level 9 or equivalent.
Acceptance is based on having acceptable references from two sources and evidence of SCQF level 9 learning in the last 5 years or equivalent and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
4. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2013/2014
- £3,950 entire course
- £9,000 entire course
For Academic Year 2012/2013
- £3,800 entire course
- £8,680 entire course
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- £3,380 entire course
- £5,500 entire course
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.For further information see Student Finance pages
5. How to apply
Please Apply online for this course.
If you would like to find out more about this course please contact the course leader, who will be happy to discuss your individual requirements and your professional development needs:
Tel: 01224 262616
6. Meet your course leader
Jean Cowie is the Course Leader for the BN (Hons) and Community Health course, the Pathway Lead, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting/School Nursing and also the European Coordinator. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health.