Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting)
PGCert Healthcare Practice

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an approved programme for the specialist community public health nursing part of the register.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PTA61047 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PTA61044 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

B712

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Nursing

Other internal and / or external reference points

NMC standards for SCPHN

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

JONES F Ms (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/12/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • Advance the critical and analytical skills of the students to allow critical evaluation of current public health policy and practice, to equip students to initiate, lead and manage change, and to problem solve across disciplines and organisations, drawing on a breadth of knowledge from an inter-professional approach to education.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Draw on a range of research based information to inform their understanding of the practice of public health and underpin practice and service development. K PGDip, MSc
Utilise and critically evaluate appropriate tools and screening processes to identify individuals and groups who are at risk and in need of further support K PGDip, MSc
Initiate and engage effectively in professional debate over policy and practice issues and development. K PGDip, MSc
Identify and define complex problems and apply relevant knowledge and skills to their solution to protect the public¿s health and wellbeing from specific risks C MSc
Critically analyse and interpret data and communicate information about the health and wellbeing related needs of a defined population C MSc
Critically evaluate, challenge and apply health policies relating to the wellbeing and protection of groups and communities and their environments C PGDip, MSc
Evaluate and apply legal and ethical principles within their own area of practice C PGDip, MSc
Recognise and determine complex problems and issues clearly and initiate and manage projects to improve health and wellbeing of individuals and groups. C PGDip, MSc
Critically evaluate and apply research methodologies and other evidence based knowledge to synthesise information for the advancement of public health practice C PGDip, MSc
Critically evaluate and utilise evidence based knowledge and information for the advancement of public health practice C PGDip
Critically analyse and interpret data and apply relevant knowledge and skills to their solution to protect the public¿s health and wellbeing from specific risks C PGDip
Critically evaluate and utilise evidence based knowledge and information for the advancement of public health practice C PGDip
Establish working partnerships to raise awareness about health and social wellbeing and related factors, services and resources P PGDip, MSc
Communicate effectively and confidently in an academic or professional arena P PGDip, MSc
Identify opportunities to work collaboratively to initiate and develop health programmes and services to reduce inequalities P PGDip, MSc
Develop effective communication skills to empower individuals and groups to improve their health and wellbeing T PGDip, MSc
Reflect on own and others¿ functioning in order to improve practice T PGDip, MSc
Develop as an independent and self-critical learner, able to manage own requirements for continuing professional development. T PGDip, MSc
Work effectively with a public health team as a member and a leader, clarifying tasks and making effective use of the capacities of group members T PGDip, MSc
Become an independent and self-critical learner, able to manage own requirements for continuing professional development. T PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over a maximum period of four academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over a maximum period of five academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must complete all core modules and take Specialist Practice in SCPHN OR Specialist Practice in SCPHN including V100.
Students must choose one optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must complete all core modules and take Specialist Practice in SCPHN OR Specialist Practice in SCPHN including V100.
Students must choose one optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must complete all core modules and take Specialist Practice in SCPHN OR Specialist Practice in SCPHN including V100.
Students must choose one optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.