STUDY

Postgraduate

MSc Public Health Nursing

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Institution code: S82
UCAS code: N/A
Start date: September 2024
Duration: Part-time over two semesters
Location: Ipswich
Typical Offer: Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Institution code: S82
UCAS code: N/A
Start date: September 2024
Duration: Part-time over two semesters
Location: Ipswich
Typical Offer: Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Overview

This course is designed to enable Health Visitors and School Nurses with a Postgraduate qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing to achieve a full Master's degree. By building upon their previous postgraduate studies in specialist practice (SCPHN), this course further develops critical thinking skills necessary for advanced judgment and clinical decision-making in modern public health nursing.

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for Postgraduate Study

(WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023)

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in the East of England for Graduate Prospects

(Complete University Guide 2024)

Course Modules

Downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Records

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This module is 20 credits.

This module is 40 credits.

Course Modules 2024

The majority of our undergraduate programmes are delivered as “Block and Blend” Block and blend is an innovative way of delivering learning and teaching, and we believe has many advantages for you. The primary advantage of block learning is that you would typically complete one module at a time, while on standard semesterised courses, students typically study three modules at a time. Watch our Block and Blend  video for more information. 

There is just one mandatory double module within this course which is the Dissertation Module which provides 60 credits at Level 7.

Downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Records

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This module is 20 credits.

This module is 40 credits.

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WHY SUFFOLK

16th place in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for Best Facilities 2023

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5th place in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for Career Prospects 2023

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14th place in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for Student Support 2023

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Entry Requirements

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of a Master's program in Public Health Nursing, especially those with a specialization in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN), have a wide range of career opportunities in the field of public health and healthcare. Here are some potential career paths:

  • Public Health Nurse Specialist

  • Health Educator

  • Community Health Program Manager

  • School Nurse

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Health Policy Analyst

  • Researcher or Epidemiologist

  • Global Health Specialist

  • Healthcare Administrator

  • Consultant

  • Policy Advocate

  • Academic or Educator

Your Course Team

Dr Andrew Clifton

Andrew worked as a Research Nurse on a worldwide study for Donepezil (Aricept) the first drug to be licensed for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Annie Barker

Annie is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, and has led on a variety of modules and programmes, including the Return to Practice Course.

Colin Winter

Colin is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and has worked in a range of environments including Critical Care and Management.

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Coral Richards

Coral is a Registered Adult Nurse experienced in working in a variety of clinical areas including Endocrinology, Respiratory and Critical Care.

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David Atkinson

David is Lecturer in Adult Nursing with 20 years' experience. He has an MA in Medical Ethics and Law and a Master's degree in Education.

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Gillian Heard

Gill is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and has worked in acute and chronic pain management.

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Hugo Machado

Hugo is Clinical Skills Instructor and continues to work in practice as a bank nurse at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Jenny Sewell

Jenny is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing. Her particular interests lie in community nursing, particularly around wound care and palliative care.

Julie Blundell

Julie continues to offer her services as a bank nurse for the West Suffolk Hospital alongside her Lecturer in Adult Nursing role at the University.

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Mel Deal

Mel is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and has worked within coronary care, cardiology, and cardiology research.

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Krystle Cini

Krystle qualified in Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) at the University of Suffolk and is currently employed as a Clinical Skills Instructor.

Peter Brown

Peter is Lecturer in Adult Nursing and senior fellow of the higher education academy. He continues to work in clinical practice in emergency and critical care.

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Dr Rachel Heathershaw

Rachel is an Associate Professor. After completing her registered nurse training she worked predominantly in acute medicine and rehabilitation.

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Rosie Kearton

Rosie is a qualified adult nurse and Lecturer in Adult Nursing.

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Tracy Fiddy

Tracy is Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and co-course lead for the pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing course.

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Vicky Rutherford

Vicky has a wealth of experience in Acute and Critical Care and specialist roles have included Resuscitation Practitioner and Critical Care Outreach Nurse.

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Fees and Funding

UK Full-time Tuition Fee

£9,495

per year
UK Part-time Tuition Fee

£1,097*

per 20 credit module
International Full-time Tuition Fee

£15,300

per year

*Please contact the Student Centre for further details

Further Information

Postgraduate Loans are available for this course, we also offer University of Suffolk Alumni a 25% reduction on fees, find out more below.

Postgraduate Funding Alumni Loyalty Scheme International Students

How to apply

Applying for a postgraduate programme is simple, you can apply using the link below. You can also find out more about what to include on your application and how to contact us for support during the process on the Postgraduate Study link.

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