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- Students are eligible for either a recordable qualification or entry onto 3rd part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register on successful completion of the programme.
- International students wishing to study community nursing may undertake this programme without the professional outcome.
- The programme is flexible in its delivery, with 50% theory, 50% practice.

Delivery: At QMU and on placement

Duration: Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 3 years

Start date: September

Application deadline: May 2013

Teaching, learning and assessment: The teaching and learning methods used will encourage participative and independent learning. Assessment methods will include essays, examinations, portfolio development, poster and seminar presentations. The course is supported by utilising electronic resources. The course is 50% practice-based and requires placement in an approved practice with a qualified practice teacher or sign-off mentor. Placement will be negotiated with your supporting NHS area.

Teaching hours and attendance: Each module which you study on-campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time.

Links with industry/professional bodies: This award leads to the Nursing and Midwifery Council recorded Specialist Practitioner Qualification of: Community Nursing in the Home: District Nursing or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration (Part 3) - Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting/School Nursing).

Home/EU - part-time: £430 per 15 credit module

International - part-time: £1320 per 15 credit module

Scholarships: - More information about scholarships for international students

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
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Students who have successfully achieved the academic credit and a professional award as outlined above have secured positions as specialist practitioners and team leaders within community nursing.



further information:

0131 474 0000 or
Caroline Dickson
+44 (0)131 474 0000

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