Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Are you interested in health and wellbeing? Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives? If so, this is the programme for you. At the heart of public health is helping people to enjoy healthier lives and preventing them from getting ill. In a society where the National Health Service is facing unprecedented demand, promoting good health and preventing poor health is of vital importance. There are many existing as well as new and exciting roles out there for public health and wellbeing graduates, from developing health promotion campaigns through to social prescribing and tackling health inequalities. Students will: •be introduced to a whole range of health challenges affecting the nation, including obesity, substance misuse, loneliness, mental illness and air pollution & will learn what we can do to address these challenges. •learn about health behaviours at different life-stages – childhood, youth, adulthood and old age – and how to help different populations adopt healthy behaviours and change damaging ones. •develop your self-awareness and emotional literacy, alongside reflective and interpersonal skills – all of which are crucial to working effectively in public health. Key Course Features: •Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study •The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the theory taught is relevant to current practice in the sector •Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice •Established peer mentor scheme, so you can obtain support from students already undertaking the programme •Innovative and flexible teaching methods are embedded throughout, including interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops, online activities and learning resources. •Work based experience which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest in years two and three of the programme •Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation
Year 1 (Foundation Year) The foundation course will raise student’s awareness of issues which impact upon the health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the major body systems and appreciate the fundamental structure of the body. Students will also be provided with the important values and skills crucial to working with individuals in a health context. Modules •Fundamental Capabilities for working in health and wellbeing •Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology •Foundations of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing •Professional Communication in a Health Context •The Skills You Need •Contextual Studies Year 2 (Level 4) In the second year, students undertake modules which provide the foundations to enable you to explore key areas across the health sector. You will continue to develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology relevant to public health and mental health. You will also explore the different dimensions to health and how health, mental health and wellbeing are experienced by different populations. Modules •Introduction to Health and Wellbeing •Introduction to Mental Wellbeing •Applied Physiology •Equality and Diversity •Study Skills and Self – development Year 3 (Level 5) Students will be introduced to health policy and social prescribing. You will also learn about factors contributing to living healthily into older age and the impact of providing support to people who have long term care needs. The first work-based learning experience is also introduced at level 5. Modules •Health and Social Policy in Wellbeing •Health Across the Life Course •Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing •Social Prescribing •Personal and Professional Development •Research Methods Year 4 (Level 6) The focus in the final year is on employability, with topics such as leadership and enterprise and health improvement and promotion being core to your studies. In addition, you will also explore current global challenges in health and wellbeing, which are becoming increasingly influential and significant across the discipline. There is also a second work-based element at this level, so you will have the opportunity to experience working within another field of interest. Modules •Leadership and Enterprise in Health and Wellbeing •Preparing for Employment •Health Improvement and Promotion •Global Challenges in Health and Wellbeing •Dissertation in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
In reflecting the diversity of skills required by employers, the course employs a range of assessment strategies including presentations, information leaflets and campaign strategies. We work closely with the disability support team to ensure that assessments also meet student needs. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||48 UCAS Tariff points|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.