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How we will deliver your course: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (undergraduate and postgraduate)

Programmes this information applies to:

  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting pathway)
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing pathway)
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing pathway)
  • PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting pathway)
  • PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing pathway)
  • PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing pathway)
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting pathway)
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing pathway)
  • MSC Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing pathway)
  • (Successful SCPHN students at interview are offered an unconditional offer for the PGDip and a conditional offer for the MSc until they have passed the PGDip).

1. Content of the course 

There are no planned changes to the course content.

New students 

Following the successful re-approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the Community Practice Nursing Prescribing V100 Programme, the Health Visitors and School will have the option to undertake the professional module.

Returning students 

Following the successful re-approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the Community Practice Nursing Prescribing V100 Programme, the Health Visitors and School will have the option to undertake the professional module. The NMC approval for SCPHN has been automatically extended to the end of August 2022.

2. Length of the course 

There are no planned changes to the length of the course.

3. How your course will be delivered 

New students 

New students start on 13 September 2021 for induction and will be on campus on 13.9.21, 14.9.21 and 15.9.21 before going into practice.

BSc teaching will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(Part-time year 1 students lessons take place on a Wednesday and part-time year 2 students lessons take place on a Tuesday).

  • Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership CM3601 and Mental Health and Well-Being CM3701 are taught synchronously online and students will attend 14 in-person sessions on campus across both modules during the year.

HV and SN pathways are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1.

  • Managing Professional Perspectives in SCPHN CM3603 (SN) and CM3605 (HV) is delivered synchronously online with 16 in-person on campus sessions.

Managing Professional Perspectives in SCPHN CM3604 (OHN) is delivered synchronously online with 16 in-person on campus sessions. 

  • Assessing the application of evidence CM3800: There are 12 in-person on campus sessions including the on campus digital exam
  • CM5600 is a practice module in placement
  • CM3602 is a practice module in placement

PGDip teaching will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(Part-time year 1 students lessons take place on a Wednesday and part-time year 2 students lessons take place on a Tuesday).

All pathways are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1.

  • Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership CM5601 and CM5707/CM5808 Mental Health and Wellbeing have 14 in-person sessions on campus across both modules.
  • Mental Health and Well-Being CM5708 / CM5808 is delivered synchronously online over Term 1 with 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1, 8 in Term2 and 3 in term 3

HV and SN pathways are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1.

  • Managing Professional Perspectives in SCPHN CM5603 (SN), CM5604 (HV) and CM5602 (OHN)  are delivered synchronously online with 16 in-person on campus sessions
  • Applied Research in Health and social care PN5604 is delivered synchronously online over to all 3 pathways (HV, SN and OHN)
  • CM5600 are practice modules in placement
  • CM3602 is a practice module in placement

HV and SN only

CM3702/CM3802 Nurse Prescribing: Term 1. 15 hours is to delivered in-person on campus with a 2-hour on campus revision session and an on campus online assessment in term 2.

Personal tutor meetings – Synchronously online

Resources for learning will be captured within the allocated VLE work.

Returning students 

Part-time Year 2 students: BSc

Tuesday

The following modules will be delivered on a Tuesday for Health Visiting (HV) / School Nursing (SN) and Occupational Health Nursing (OHN):

  • Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership CM3601 and Mental Health and Well-Being CM 3701 and CM3801.

BSc- all 3 pathways are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1.

In Term 2 there are 8 in-person campus sessions plus an assessment, for the above modules.

In Term 3 there are 2 in-person campus sessions.

  • Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership CM3601 is delivered over Term 1 and 2 and completed in Term3.
  • Mental Health and Well-Being CM3701 and CM3801 is delivered synchronously online over Term 1 and 2 with the assessment completed in Term 2.

All 3 pathways (HV, SN and OHN) are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1.

In Term 2 there are 8 in-person campus sessions plus an assessment, for the above modules.

In Term 3 there are 2 in-person campus sessions.

Part-time Year 2 students: PGDip

Tuesday

The following modules will be delivered on a Tuesday for Health Visiting (HV) / School Nursing (SN) and Occupational Health Nursing (OHN):

  • Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership CM5601 and Mental Health and Well-Being CM5707 and CM5708

PGDip - all 3 pathways are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in person sessions on campus in Term 1.

In Term 2 there are 8 in person campus sessions plus an assessment, for the above modules.

In Term 3 there are 2 in person campus sessions.

  • Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership CM5601 is delivered over Term 1 and 2 and completed in Term3.
  • Mental Health and Well-Being CM5708/CM5808 is delivered synchronously online over Term 1 and 2 with the assessment completed in Term 2.

All 3 pathways (HV, SN and OHN) are taught synchronously online and students will attend 4 in-person sessions on campus in Term 1.

In Term 2 there are 8 in-person campus sessions plus an assessment, for the above modules.

In Term 3 there are 2 in-person campus sessions.

  • CM5600 is a practice module in placement.
  • CM3602 is a practice module in placement.

4. Cost of the course 

There are no changes to the cost of the course. 

Please note the following additional costs:

  • NMC Registration Costs for additional annotation: £120
  • Students who are not employed by the NHS will require an Enhanced DBS check at a cost of £46.81.
  • There is an additional charge of £11 if the ID check is completed at the Post Office.

Access to a laptop or desktop PC is required for joining online activities, completing coursework and digital exams, and a minimum specification can be found here.If you have any concerns about accessing a suitable device, please complete and return this form to enquire about the University’s loan laptop scheme.

5. Award

There are no planned changes to the qualification that is being awarded. The NMC approval for SCPHN has been automatically extended to the end of August 2023.

6. Feedback and consultation

We provide set times where you can talk to your lecturers and module leaders about academic matters relating to your course. You can also use these opportunities to obtain and discuss feedback on an assessment. You can find these hours on Blackboard Learn and in your module booklets.  

You can book your slot by emailing your lecturer. We will be holding these virtually until it is safe to hold these appointments on campus.

7. Personal tutoring

Your personal tutor is responsible for monitoring and supporting your academic and personal development both in your transition to university and between years. It is someone you can discuss, in confidence, your academic progress with or any special requirements you may need. 

If you are a first year student, these sessions will be included in your timetable every other week. 

If you are a second year, final year, or postgraduate student you can request to have a session at a time that is convenient for you.  

You can attend our virtual ‘drop-in’ sessions which are advertised on Blackboard Learn, or request a session by emailing your personal tutor.

8. Departmental communications and events

You can keep up with subject and module updates through Blackboard Learn. We will also send important updates to your student email account, including a newsletter once a term, so please keep an eye on your emails. 

We host department assemblies where you will receive department updates and get to hear from lecturers and your peers. These take place at least once a term and you’ll receive an email invitation. 

Our programmes feature a range of opportunities including trips and visits, once it is safe to do so we will resume these.

9. Student-led academic representation

Student Reps are elected to represent the views of their course, department or college to improve the academic experience at Brunel. They gather views and opinions from students on things such as lectures, exams, assessment and feedback and then take a collective view to the university and Union in order to develop the student experience at Brunel.

We welcome feedback from our student community on matters relating to your experience through your student representatives or through your programme leaders. 

Find out who your course rep is here. You’ll also receive an email from your programme leader who will confirm your contact.

10. Peer-to-peer opportunities

You can join our student societies, we have one for each subject area including Politics, History, Sociology, and Anthropology. You can join these societies through the Union of Brunel Students or contact your course rep to find out more. We have Facebook groups for these societies too.

Our department also has a Postgraduate Research Society, if you would like to join this please contact your PGR Director.

You can join our social media groups to keep in touch with your peers and exchange knowledge.  Find out how to do this by contacting your course rep.

Contact us 

If you have any specific questions about the above information, please email: CHMLS-TPO-biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

 

Disclaimer: We have used our best endeavours to plan for the coming academic year and to ensure the information on this page is correct at the time of publication. The information provided here is intended for the general guidance of students studying the University’s degree programmes listed above in the academic year 2021/22. The University will deliver the course of study as described unless there are changes outside of our control related to COVID-19. In such circumstances, the University will adjust the delivery of the course accordingly, and use its best endeavours to ensure equivalence.

Date of publication: 16.07.21