Public Health (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree course onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for you to work in a range of roles within public health where you can make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. The foundation year covers key themes such as academic skills, inequality, social determinants and communications. It seeks to develop your key skills, such as research methods, scientific fundamentals and promotion techniques. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Public Health BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Life Sciences. The degree explores strategies for tackling disease and preventing ill health, embracing multifaceted and collective actions for health promotion, and approaches to health protection to respond to emerging challenges facing public health practitioners. You will develop an understanding of health disparities and health inequalities at local, national and international level as well as the knowledge to be able to improve health outcomes through the effective planning, execution and evaluation of health interventions to change behaviour. The degree offers the opportunity to develop knowledge around differing health needs, influences on health, and how to prevent ill health and promote health and wellbeing. Key benefits of the degree

  • Learning is interactive and creative with hands-on learning sessions related to real-life situations
  • Taught by current Public Health experts from a range of practice, research, academic and leadership backgrounds (staff may be subject to change)
  • Assessments use the same competencies, knowledge and skills that you will use in many public health job roles
  • Inter-professional learning opportunities, allowing students from health-related courses the opportunity to share, learn and work together
  • Opportunities to attend out-of-classroom field trips related to aspects of public health, and you will also have access to a range of international experience opportunities
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Modules

The foundation year covers key modules in:

  • Skills for Professional Development
  • Psychology of Learning and Development
  • Health and Disease
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Successful completion of the foundation year progresses you to the first year of the degree course. In the first year, the curriculum allows you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline where you will develop knowledge to do with the foundations of public health, communication, health systems and health interventions, among others. Modules Foundations of Public Health Personal and Professional Development Skills Introduction to Research Methods Health Systems 21st Century Communication in Public Health Foundations of Health Interventions and Evaluations Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with epidemiology, health research, health promotion, health protection and public health policy, among others. Modules Introduction to Epidemiology Understanding and Using Health Research Health Promotion Public Health Policy and Management Employability in Public Health Final Year Your final year aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a dissertation in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include: Essays Poster presentations Coursework Exams Research project The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
LPDF
Institution code:
C85
Campus name:
CU Coventry
Campus code:
5

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options. www.coventry.ac.uk/international-students-hub/international-pathways/
Public Health (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS