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PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing


Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). Communities have diverse needs and challenges – and we’ve designed a programme that will prepare you to meet them.

As a health visitor you will have the opportunity to serve the common good on a daily basis, promoting better health at an individual, group and community level. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education from an institution with a long history of training in the field.

We’ll help you develop the skills you need for effective and efficient care, with a child- and family-centred approach that empowers providers and patients alike. With a focus on preventive and anticipatory care, you’ll take on a unique role in health service, collaborating with and encouraging new parents and their families. 

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £n/a (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

You’ll use the lessons you learn in GCU’s friendly, diverse and thriving community to build rapport, offering support and encouragement wherever you go next.

Career Opportunities

With a PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting), you’ll be fully prepared to advance in a rewarding new career and make a positive impact on your community. Our graduates complete the programme with Part 3 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. This programme also offers a discrete pathway within the MSc Health and Social Care.

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What I have enjoyed most about studying at GCU is the lectures given by professors who are helpful and most importantly are professionals in each of the chosen fields. This made us look forward to the lectures where we learned a lot of relevant and up to date information. The way professors include students into the lesson was very motivating as well.

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Course Contents

  • Research
  • Public Health Theory to Social Action
  • Enhanced Health Visiting Practice
  • Contemporary Leadership and Change
  • SCPHN Consolidation of Practice
  • Integrated throughout the modules is Nurse Prescribing V100

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