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BSc (Hons) Public Health

Summary 2015/16

  • Enhance your knowledge and skills to competently support clients and groups in decision-making and lifestyle changes related to public health;
  • Identify and utilise health promotion strategies aimed at influencing behaviour change and examine the public health needs of society;
  • Study a programme structured to link in with the Government's healthy living agenda in areas such as obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse.

This is a Level 6 conversion programme, giving you the opportunity to progress from a foundation degree (or equivalent) to an honours degree in a relevant subject.

Linking with the Government’s healthy living agenda in areas such as obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse, the BSc (Hons) Public Health adopts an interdisciplinary and vocationally orientated approach. The programme provides the opportunity to further enhance your knowledge and skills, enabling you to support clients and groups in decision-making and lifestyle changes related to public health.

If you’re working, or seeking to work, in a community support role related to public health and want to be involved in supporting individuals, or groups, with attaining a positive lifestyle and achieving their potential, be it through living, working or playing, then this is the programme for you.

Location: Edge Hill University
Course Type: Conversion Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
1 year: Full Time
2 years: Part Time
Start Date: September 2015

2015/16 Entry Requirements

You are normally required to demonstrate 120 credits at Level 5 or equivalent, i.e. have completed a Foundation Degree in Public Health.

How do I apply?

Please note, this programme is suspended for September 2014 entry.


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Faculty of Health and Social Care


Details

What will I study?

The programme will enhance your knowledge of health promotion and develop your skills in identifying and utilising health promotion strategies aimed at influencing behaviour change. You will also examine the needs of society in relation to public health, looking at health improvement initiatives and the prevention of ill health.

In addition, you will study research methods to develop a good understanding of the research process and complete a dissertation, concentrating on an area of vocational interest or concern, agreed between you and your tutor.

How will I study?

You will learn through a variety of methods. The course is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures and tutorials.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by a highly-qualified team of academic staff with vast experience in the field of public health practice and research methods.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment techniques are used throughout the programme including presentations and written assignments.

What are my career prospects?

This programme will provide you with the skills to work as a health trainer or in the field of health education and promotion.

A Great Study Environment

The Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health and social care students in the country, the innovative £14m Faculty of Health and Social Care building provides outstanding teaching and learning resources, including leading edge clinical skills facilities, ten teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre and a number of social learning spaces.

The faculty is home to a thriving research culture which includes a series of staff and student conference programmes, guest lectures and seminars, as well as active research groups.

Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for full-time study on this conversion degree are £9,000 for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2015/16.

Tuition fees for part-time study on this conversion degree are £75 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2015/16. 120 credits are required to complete a conversion degree.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2015/16, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2015/16 guide for your intended mode of study:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual's professional and employment experience (also referred to as 'experiential learning').

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Where can I find out more?

If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact Course Enquiries by emailing study@edgehill.ac.uk or calling 01695 657000.

If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays to book your place.

You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many national careers fairs and UCAS events.

Still want more?

If you have any questions you would like to ask the programme leader about this course, please contact:

  • Judith Ashley, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
  • Tel: 01695 650875
  • Email: ashleyj@edgehill.ac.uk

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Modules

HUG3263 Research Methodology (20 credits) enables you to develop an understanding of the research process. The module will also familiarise you with the nature and variety of research methods together with the need for an evidence base to guide the decision-making process. You will evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods, examining both the positive and negative aspects of both approaches, in order to determine how each approach can be seen as equally valuable and often complementary.

HUG3111 Health Promotion (20 credits) further develop your knowledge of health promotion and enhances your skills in identifying and utilising health promotion strategies aimed at influencing behaviour change. This will include the importance of promoting positive attitudes and a non-judgemental approach.

HUG3112 Public Health Practice (30 credits). The importance of addressing the health needs of the United Kingdom and prevention of ill health is seen as paramount to the reduction of health inequalities. This module allows you to explore the needs of our complex society in the field of public health, looking at health improvement initiatives.

HUG3100 Dissertation (30 credits) will focus on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by you and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of the literature related to your specific area of study and then apply critical analysis to the existing literature and make recommendations that will improve service provision.

You will select one additional module, negotiated with the programme leader, chosen from the Faculty of Health and Social Care's portfolio (20 credits).


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Contact

Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
United Kingdom
GEO: 53.559704; -2.87388
+44(0)1695 575171

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