BSc Public Health
This course would be of interest to those who wish to work in the area of Public Health.
The course considers the role of public health, and health promotion in the United Kingdom and overseas. During the three years, you will study a range of theoretical and practical modules that relate to public health and health improvement.
Modules on the programme include (amongst others) the study of public health nutrition, the epidemiology of disease, and health promotion in practice. You will also have the opportunity to the examine health strategies, and to consider differing health care systems across the globe.
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UCAS Code: 39W8
Institution Code: T80
3 Years Full Time / 6 Years Part Time
Start Date: September
There is a growing demand for practitioners in Public Health as we aim to prevent disease and promote a healthier nation. The course has been developed to give students an understanding of the major health issues and use their skills to put them into practice.
Students will develop an understanding of health care systems and the major health issues that are faced in the United Kingdom and globally. Students will also gain the practical skills to develop
The modules are taught by health specialists who have previously and are currently working in the area of public health, health promotion and nutrition. All staff are based on campus and have extensive experience of working in higher education and are actively involved in research.
- Professional Development and Practice
- Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology
- Nutrition for Health
- Health, Exercise and Society
- Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
- Understanding Health Care Systems
- Research in Health and Physical Activity
- Health Promotion in Practice
- Health and Well Being in Education
- Work Placement
- Public Health through the Lifespan
- Public Health and Epidemiology
- Literature Review in Health and Physical Activity
- Experimental Research in Health and Physical Activity
- Independent Study (Dissertation)
- Health and Social Inclusion
- Public Health Nutrition
- Public Policies and Strategies in Health
- Assessing Population Health
BSc Public Health will appeal to those who have an interest in disease prevention and health promotion. There are many opportunities to work in public health across the United Kingdom and beyond. Students will have the opportunity to develop their practical skills whilst on placements. The University has excellent links with local and national public health teams and students are able to put the theory into practice whilst on placement.
Students are taught by lecturers who have considerable experience in public health, and are current practioners.
The area of public health is likely to continue to expand as society tries to tackle the multitude of health issues in the United Kingdom.
The skills required to transfer health related research into ‘real world’ practical applications for individual and community health are developed and assessed over the three years of study. To achieve this, the strong academic focus of the degree is supported by practical modules in health promotion, public health nutrition and health assessment.
Whilst on the course, students learn how to present a balanced evidenced argument through their formal written work, as well as via individual and group presentations. Within the final year students will design and conduct their own research project or critical portfolio in a specialist area of their choice.
Specific types of assessments include; essays, laboratory reports, presentations (group and individual), practical tasks, examinations (seen and unseen papers).
96 UCAS points or subject to interview.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Public Health will be able to pursue a career in Public Health and Health Promotion. This is an area of development across the United Kingdom as authorities aim to help prevent diseases such as Diabetes and heart disease. Graduates may also go on to study at postgraduate level in areas such as Health related MA and MSc degrees and PGCE.
£30 induction overnight activity for all year 1 students
Sports clothing (£80-£120) depending on course
In recent years a UK Public Health Register has been developed for Public Health graduates to join once in employment.
Public Health Wales is encouraging all staff within the profession to become accredited.