The strengths of the Advanced Bachelor in Community Health
- Possibility of participating in numerous symposiums and workshops as well as in a range of training sessions (motivational interview, action research, influence of culture on health, etc.) which are organised throughout the programme.
Good to know
- The Advanced Bachelor in Community Health is accessible to holders of the Bachelor in Nursing, or a Degree in Nursing (gradué) or holding an equivalent foreign qualification.
- A one-year full-time programme with the possibility of flexible arrangements for students with a professional activity.
- The programme gives access to the specific professional title of Community Health Nurse.
A career as a Community Health Nurse
The community health nurse investigates real-life situations, identifies the factors affecting health and analyses interdependencies. Their work involves developing, providing, coordinating and evaluating health promotion action in liaison with professionals from a range of disciplines. They use their nursing and public health and community health care skills, in institutions of health and/or community care.
A few examples of their work:
- Communication (carrying out interviews with individuals or groups, group facilitation, etc.)
- Empowering the professional and the public
- · Action-research: conducting surveys to analyse the needs and demands of service users; conducting health checks of the community and/or of its members
- Primary health care: plan and carry out individual or collective health care interventions; carry out screening/testing, preventive and curative care; participate in the rehabilitation of disabled or sick people
- Coordinating teams and mediation (liaison)
- · Education and health promotion: group facilitation and prevention
- · Management and administration
The Programme of StudyProgramme
1 year - 60 credits
The programme is divided equally between taught theory and clinical practice.
The theory component is taught through 3 teaching units:
- Public health
- Individual psychological, medical and social support
- Health promotion
In addition to the work placements, the practical approach involves students developing and carrying out of projects in a ‘real context’ and implementing a community health approach to analyse a community in its social, physical and cultural dimensions and carrying out a community health action.