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City, University of London: Public Health (District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing)

Institution City, University of London View institution profile
Department Division of Nursing View department profile
Telephone 020 7040 8112
Study type Taught


Practitioners, on all pathways, are equipped to lead, plan and evaluate care at individual, community and population level.

This course is suitable for qualified nurses or midwives with a commitment to prevention and health promotion and evidence-based practice in a community setting.

Applicants will want to develop their practice in the sphere of district nursing, health visiting or school nursing, as well as gain an academic qualification of BSc (Hons) Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma the last of which can lead to an MSc.

The programme offers registered nurses and midwives an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and broaden their skills to improve health within communities. City offers the three specialist community practitioner routes in District Nursing, Health Visiting and School Nursing.

The course aims to support you to:

  • Acquire a deep and systematic understanding of the professional and technical skills and knowledge of public health policy, practice, care delivery and service development

  • Develop knowledge, skills and professional competencies

  • Critically analyse social and cultural perspectives of public health, health and disease and the influence they have on judgements and decisions for practice, practice development and service delivery

  • Promote multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in relation to public health practice

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and apply Specialist Public Health Nursing or Primary Care Nursing knowledge, policy and practice to work in different settings

  • Develop skills and knowledge to practise autonomously and organise and appraise practice and learning

  • Achieve the competency to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers.


City, University of London
School Health Sciences

City University London, School of Community and Health SciencesWelcome to the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London - a leading provider of healthcare education and applied healthcare research, offering outstanding teaching and clinical facilities in the heart of London.

Postgraduate students learn with academic staff who are clinical practitioners and engaged in interdisciplinary research across the fields of nursing, midwifery, long-term care, health policy, management and research, optometry, public health, radiography and language and communication science. This work is transforming the provision of healthcare services in the UK and internationally.

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