Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nursing

Programme Name: Bachelor of Science Public Health Nursing
Programme Code: UPBPUHNFXU1A

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The BSc. (PHN) is a post-basic programme which builds on learning experiences derived from accredited basic nursing and midwifery education programmes, as well as post-registration professional experiences.

The programme is designed to produce graduates with competencies in the practice of public health nursing and the ability to develop professionally.

The curriculum reflects the multifaceted roles of the public health nurse and the inter-disciplinary approach to public health practice.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following qualifications

  • Candidates must be a registered nurse and registered midwife with current licenses to practice nursing and midwifery in Jamaica or home country
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant post-registration work experience is required.
  • Candidates may be required to attend a selection interview.
  • Candidates must meet the Nursing Council’s, Jamaica requirements for registration.

 

Detailed Programme Structure
YEAR 1 (Semester 1)    
Module Code Module Name Credits  
  Academic Writing 1
3
 
  College Mathematics 1A
4
 
  Information Technology   
3
 
  Foundations of Public Health
3
 
  Public Health Nursing
4
 
 

Socio-Cultural Practices in Health & Disease

2
 
 

Wellbeing I – Health Promotion Concepts and Issues          

2
 
  TOTAL
21
 
   
 
  (Semester 2)
 
  Biostatistics
3
 
 

Epidemiology & Disease Control I

3
 
 

Wellbeing II:  Health  Promo. Strat. & Prog.       

3
 
 

Wellbeing III:  Newborn to Adolescent             

3
 
  Wellbeing IV:  Adult   
3
 
  Health Information Systems            
3
 
  TOTAL
18
 
       
  (Summer Session)    
  Physical Assessment         
2
 
       
Year 2 (Semester 1)
 
Module Code Module Name
Credits
 
  Academic Writing II
3
 
  Research Methodolgy
3
 
 

Epidemiology & Disease Control II

3
 
 

Health Policy, Planning & Evaluation I

3
 
  Well-being V: Elderly         
3
 
  Elective
3
 
  TOTAL
18
 
       
  (Semester 2)    
  Well-being VI: Environ. Health
3
 
  Policy, Planning & Eval. II
3
 
 

Public Health Practices in Community Development

3
 
  Major Project      
3
 
  Entrepreneurial Skills
3
 
  TOTAL
15
 
       
  Summer Practicum    
  Twelve weeks practicum – 40 Hrs/Week                             
6
 
       
  GRAND TOTAL
80