Health visiting courses

Health visiting

Many qualified health visitors take advantage of a range of programmes and specialist modules, such as Public Health Practice (Health Visiting), offered at the School.

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Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Overview 

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What is health visiting? 

Some health care practitioners are qualified to visit patients in their homes, taking medical advice and care to where they are. When people are immobile or too sick to visit a surgery or a hospital, a health visitor will travel out to visit the patient.

What does it involve? 

Often health visitors will be responsible for their own transportation, so a reliable car and a clean driver’s licence are a must. You would also have to be extremely organised, making sure you have all the equipment and medications you might need before you set out for a visit.

Where can health visitors work? 

  • GP surgeries and community clinics
  • Private health care facilities

What personal attributes does a health visitor require? 

  • Patience
  • Self-motivation
  • Organisation skills
  • Good timekeeping
  • Resourcefulness
  • Empathy 

Career options 

Many qualified health visitors take advantage of a range of programmes and specialist modules, such as Public Health Practice (Health Visiting), offered at the School.