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BSc (Hons) Public Health

Summary 2014/15

  • 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 allows you to further enhance your knowledge and skills to engage with individuals and communities in relation to the issues of public health.

Location: Edge Hill University
Course Type: Conversion Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
1 year: Full Time
2 years: Part Time
Start Date: September 2014

2014/15 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 Website

Faculty of Health and Social Care

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 allows you to further enhance your knowledge and skills to engage with individuals and communities in relation to the issues of public health.

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.


Browse Course Information


Faculty Website

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Details

Who is this course for?

The BSc (Hons) Public Health is ideal if you 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. If you’re working, or seeking to work, in a community support role related to public health, then this programme could be for you.

What will I gain from this programme?

The programme will enhance your knowledge and skills, enabling you to support clients and groups in decision-making and lifestyle changes related to public health.

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.

Fees and Finance

Academic Year 2014/15: Full-Time Study

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a full-time conversion degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, the standard tuition fee will typically be £9,000. However, if you are progressing directly from a full-time foundation degree which you commenced prior to September 2012, the tuition fee will be £3,465 provided you have not had a break from education since completion of the foundation degree (disregarding any normal intervening vacation period between semesters).

Subject to eligibility, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees which you will not start to repay until the April after you have finished the conversion degree and are earning at least £21,000 per annum (for those who qualify for the £9,000 tuition fee) or £16,365 per annum (for those who qualify for the £3,465 tuition fee). If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.

Eligible full-time UK students can also apply for a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, subject to household income, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. Additional grants may be available depending on your individual circumstances.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this conversion degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/conversionfinance2014.

Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.

Academic Year 2014/15: Part-Time Study

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a part-time conversion degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, the standard tuition fee typically varies depending on whether you are classed as a "new" or "continuing" student.

If you are joining a part-time conversion degree in academic year 2014/15 directly from a part-time foundation degree, you will be classed as a "continuing" student provided that you started the foundation degree prior to September 2012 and have not had a break from education since completing the foundation degree (disregarding any normal intervening vacation period between semesters).

The tuition fee for "continuing" students enrolled on this conversion degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2014/15 is £25 per credit, i.e. £500 per 20 credit module. 120 credits are required to complete a conversion degree.

UK students who qualify for the "continuing student" tuition fees may be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Grant of up to £1,285 per annum, subject to income level and intensity of study, and may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested Course Grant of up to £280 for books, travel and other course-related expenditure.

If you are joining a part-time conversion degree as a new student, have taken a break from education since completing a foundation degree (disregarding any normal intervening vacation period between semesters), or you studied a foundation degree on a full-time basis, the tuition fee for part-time study is £75 per credit for academic year 2014/15 - i.e. £1,500 per 20 credit module. Please note, these tuition fees also apply to any part-time students who are progressing directly from a part-time foundation degree joined from September 2012 onwards.

If you qualify for these "new student" tuition fees, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, subject to eligibility, to cover the cost of your tuition fees. You will not start to repay this Tuition Fee Loan until the April after you have finished the conversion degree. Repayments will only commence if you are earning at least £21,000 per annum. If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this conversion degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/conversionfinance2014pt.

Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.

Academic Year 2015/16: Full-Time Study

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a full-time conversion degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2015/16, the standard tuition fee will be £9,000.

Subject to eligibility, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees which you will not start to repay until the April after you have finished the conversion degree and are earning at least £21,000 per annum. If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.

Eligible full-time UK students can also apply for a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, subject to household income, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. Additional grants may be available depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are progressing directly from a full-time foundation degree which you commenced prior to September 2012, alternative tuition fees and financial support arrangements may apply. Please contact us for further details.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this conversion degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2015/16, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/conversionfinance2015.

Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.

Academic Year 2015/16: Part-Time Study

Tuition fees and financial support arrangements for prospective students joining this conversion degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2015/16 are still to be announced. Please keep checking this page for updates.

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 the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team 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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