School of Nursing & Midwifery

Advanced Contemporary District Nursing

Short Course - SCQF 11

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Advanced Contemporary District Nursing SCQF 11
The aim of this module is to enable you to critically explore the theories, principles and concepts which underpin improving health and wellbeing. This module is part of the MSc Advancing Nursing Practice (District Nursing) route, but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.



This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
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Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Course Length
15 weeks
  • Principles and concepts of public health
  • Poverty, inequalities, vulnerability and social exclusion
  • Public health approaches to health needs assessment
  • Strategies and approaches to healthcare needs of populations

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This module is delivered online and is supported by well sourced and relevant web-based sites and recommended reading.

You will be encouraged to become involved in several activities, including reflection, problem based scenarios, discussion forums, and online tutorials (synchronous and a-synchronous).

This course is assessed through written assignment.


Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


This module is part of the MSc Advancing Nursing Practice (District Nursing) programme. 



This module is suitable for registered nurses.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, it is encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.


All Students: £670

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.  

Apply for School of Nursing and Midwifery short courses by requesting an application pack by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

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