BSc/GradDip Community Health Studies Specialist Practice Award

BSc Community Health Studies or GradDip Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing or Community Children's Nursing

Course Overview

The programme prepares registered community nurses to lead District Nursing teams. Successful completion of the Specialist Practitioner – District Nurse with integrated V100 Nurse Prescribing programme, is an approved specialist qualification that is recorded against your nurse registration with the NMC. This programme is essential in order to support nurses to develop the unique skills and knowledge required to lead and manage a team of multi-skilled professionals to deliver excellent nursing care to people in their home and local communities.

Key Features

The ultimate goal for this programme of study is to produce innovative District Nurses who have a vision for community nursing and are flexible but also realistic in aiming to provide the best possible care for their patients.

As part of this programme, you will have the opportunity to;

  • Study alongside peers from your own Network and also those working in neighbouring Health Boards
  • Share good practice and discussions of areas of innovation which will add to your developing body of professional and personal knowledge
  • For more information (from a student perspective) listen to our short video clips produced by district nurse students following successful completion of their SPQ programme

 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

BSc 4 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select 60 credits from the College of Health Sciences' catalogue of continuing professional development modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG3003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Clinical Leadership
SHG3005Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Care of the Person with Diabetes Mellitus
SHG3021Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG3033Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG3034Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG3055Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health Nursing
SHG3074Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Contemporary Practice in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
SHG3075Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Acute Cardiac Care
SHG3077Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Managing Mental Health Conditions in Physically Ill Patients
SHG3078Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice
SHG3083Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Elective and Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing
SHG3099Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Professional Practice in Sexual and Reproductive Health
SHG3100Academic Year20Electrocardiogram Recording and Interpretation
SHG311Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Meeting the Specific Needs of People with Parkinson's Disease and their Carers
SHG324Academic Year40Enhanced Practice for Upper and/or Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Nurses
SHG325Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Anaesthetic and Post Anaesthetic Care (PAC) Practitioner
SHG326Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40The Intra-operative Practitioner
SHG327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching in Clinical Practice
SHG332Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30Foundations of Community Practice (Non Specialist Practice Qualification)
SHG346Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)40Foundations in Physiology and Health Assessment
SHG358Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG369Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG372Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG387Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working with individuals who have a dementia-type illness and their carers
SHG390Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Management of the Acutely Ill Child
SHG392Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Health Care and the Law
SHG399Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHN300Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Advancing Leadership Skills for Community Nursing Caseload Holders and Team Leaders
SHN380Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Advancing Chemotherapy Practice
SHN391Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Evidence Based Infection Control and Management

Year 2 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG3005Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Care of the Person with Diabetes Mellitus
SHG3021Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG3033Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG3034Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG3055Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health Nursing
SHG3056Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG3057Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Advancing Your Own Practice
SHG3058Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing Your Current Practice
SHG30590
SHG3060Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG3062Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG3064Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Teaching and Learning in Practice
SHG3074Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Contemporary Practice in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
SHG3077Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Managing Mental Health Conditions in Physically Ill Patients
SHG3078Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice
SHG3083Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Elective and Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

Year 4 (Level 6)

DipHE 4 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 80 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SHG209Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Research and Critical Appraisal
Optional Modules

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG285PSemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Sharing your practice development
SHG287Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG288Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing your Current Practice
SHG289Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG290Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHG291Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Developing Your Own Practice
SHG292Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Teaching and Learning in Practice

Year 3 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG285PSemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Sharing your practice development
SHG287Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG288Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing your Current Practice
SHG289Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG290Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHG291Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Developing Your Own Practice
SHG296Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Elective and Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing

Year 4 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG286Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Personal Practice Development Portfolio
SHG287Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG288Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing your Current Practice
SHG289Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG290Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHG291Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Developing Your Own Practice
SHG292Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Teaching and Learning in Practice

Description

This course consists of three shared modules and two specialist practice modules from your chosen pathway. All modules comprise 50% theory and 50% practice. For the practice component each student is allocated a Community Practice Teacher/Sign off Mentor.

Who should take this course?

Registered nurses currently working in the community setting where with support of the manager, are aiming to progress along their career development and acquire the necessary qualification to be able to apply for a District Nurse caseload holder post following completion of this award.

Entry Requirements

All prospective candidates must be registered nurses with usually one years professional practice.  Applicants must already be working within the community setting.

Applicants must have 120 credits at Diploma level (level 5).  If you already hold a first degree and aim to seek the Specialist Practitioner qualification, then you will follow the same route and level as the BSc (Hons) and will be awarded a Graduate Diploma.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply, please contact the Admissions on 01792 518531 or chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications for the District Nursing course is 31st May 2017

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Part-time £4,100 TBC

Important Information for 2018/19: The Welsh Government has recently issued a statement (July 2017) outlining intentions to increase the maximum tuition fee in 2018/19 for full-time undergraduate degree programmes in line with inflation. This may mean the maximum tuition fee for 2018/19 could be set to increase from £9,000 to £9,295 per annum. If the Welsh Government passes this update to The Higher Education (Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015 later in the year, the University will apply to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to increase its maximum fee level to £9,295 subject to satisfactory approval of a variation to the 2018/19 Fee & Access plan. If approved by HEFCW, the University will immediately write to all students affected notifying them of this fee increase as soon as is practically possible.

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

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The College of Human and Health Sciences supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

 

Speak out safely

 

We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.