Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Additional Field of Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting)
(Dates by arrangement)
Attendance dates:To be confirmed
Distance learning / Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH
Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
- Module code
This module aims to:
- Facilitate practice based learning in the additional SCPHN field of health visiting
- Enable the development of proficiency in the additional SCPHN field of health visiting.
Study dates will need to be arranged with Sarah Roberts (module leader) and your practice manager.
Please note: A minimum of 50 days in practice is required.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Transfer knowledge and skills from one client group to a different context.
- Demonstrate competency in all domains of health visiting practice.
- Deliver the healthy child programme as part of your health visiting practice.
- Work in partnership with clients and their families to systematically identify their needs and priorities and make referrals to appropriate support services.
- Work collaboratively with members of the inter-professional team, statutory and voluntary agencies to provide services and minimise risk.
- Gain an insight into strategic planning and commissioning of services in health visiting practice.
- Critically reflect on your professional journey.
- Identify further continuing professional development needs.
You will set learning agreements with your practice teacher and receive regular feedback on your progress in achieving competency in the SCPHN domains.
Learning and teaching methods
For the 2022/23 curriculum, our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face to face and online delivery, as this has worked really well for our practice-based colleagues. A couple of modules will be delivered solely online, however for most modules face to face contact time and attendance at the university will be required.
Learning and teaching methods include:
- A minimum of 50 days in practice
- Participation and demonstration of skills
- Professional conversation and reflection
- Clinical supervision
- Contribution to inter-professional forums in practice.
Attainment of practice proficiencies will be assessed by the practice teacher.
The assessment consists of two parts which must both be passed:
- Part A - Portfolio of evidence
- Part B - You will submit a reflective account which demonstrates your learning in the field of health visiting:
- You will self evaluate your progress and identify your future development needs
- You will critically analyse two specific practice experiences to evidence how you have achieved competency in all four domains of health visiting practice.
Word count: 3,000
Take a look at the module reading list.
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Fees and funding
How to apply
Please download and fill in an application form.
- Applications typically close four weeks before the start of the module or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
- It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
- If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.
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Terms and conditions
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If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.
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