The Nursing Department of the Faculty of Health and Care Sciences, of the University of West Attica (UNIWA) launches in the academic year 2018-19 a postgraduate course entitled «Community and Public Health Nursing» (MSc in Community and Public Health Nursing).
Objectives of the course
The objective of the MSc course is the provision of a specialized body of knowledge and experience as well as the development and advancement of scientific knowledge and research in the area of Advanced Community and Public Health Nursing offering students high level studies and expertize in research, design and implementation of health care programs in order to preserve, protect and promote health of persons/groups/populations, regardless of age and health status, in the out of hospital community environment, on primary care level towards the promotion of Public Health.
Aim of the course
The MSc course aims at providing the graduates with all the necessary skills so as to be able to work as specialized scientists in schools, working environments, community, health care settings, open health care centers for the elderly, public health services, agencies, public and private sector, organizations and structures as well as a freelancer on primary care level and in out of hospital environments targeting at health promotion of the population across lifespan and in diverse cultural environments.
The holder of the MSc in Community and Public Health Nursing will have all the necessary knowledge and skills so as to be able to:
Recognize the needs and provide advanced nursing care in an out of hospital environment
Design and implement nursing programs on disease prevention and health promotion in all areas of Community and Public Health Nursing.
Plan and collaborate in research focused on Advanced Community Nursing and Public Health promotion
Understand and explore epidemiological data, evaluate and resolve problems of Public Health
Explore as a school nurse, the needs for Health promotion of the school population
Evaluate, hierarchy and manage needs and problems in the area of Occupational health Nursing in the working environments
Work autonomously and co-ordinate the inter-professional team in home health care of healthy persons and patients as well as their families.
To appreciate his role in posts which demand high knowledge level and skills in Community and Public Health Nursing
The postgraduate course leads to the award of a Master of Science degree (MSc in Community and Public Health Nursing). The title is awarded by the Nursing Department of the Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, University of West Attica (UNIWA), provides a total of 90 ECTS after three semesters of coursework and offers the opportunity for further postgraduate studies on a PhD level.
Academic course leader: Dr Georgia Fasoi, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, University of West Attica.
Deputy course leader: Dr Anna Kavga, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, University of West Attica.