The Public Health and Community Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in health-related disciplines. The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course in public health and community studies. Public health is considered the science and art of promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society. The foundation - year one focuses on core skills required for academic progression, alongside equipping you with the principles of foundation topics taught on many of our degree courses. In addition, we will also make sure you are fully prepared to undertake a degree within public health by teaching you 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 and Community Studies BA (Hons). The Public Health and Community Studies (Hons) degree part of the course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to excel in a multidisciplinary community environment and to effectively support a variety of agencies, communities and individuals in promoting health and wellbeing. With increased attention from government on the improvement of population health, this is an excellent time to study the underlying factors that contribute to ill health and how you as a practitioner can work to promote health and wellbeing as well as tackling the social inequalities within the localities you serve.
In the foundation – CUC - year one, the main study themes are: • Skills for Academic and Professional Development • Psychology of Learning and Development • Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology • Promoting Health and Wellbeing CUS and CUL - • Academic Skills for Health and Social Care • Working in the Health and Social Care Sector • Life Processes for Healthcare • Social Care Perspectives During the Public Health and Community Studies degree part of the course, the main study themes are: Year Two • Communication Skills and Inclusive Practice • Community and Change • Contemporary and Public Health • Lifespan Development and Identity Year Three • Social Divisions and Social Groups • Mental Health and Wellbeing • Introduction to Social Science Research Methods • Lifestyle Trends, Health and Behaviour Change Final Year • Leadership and Management in Public Health • Promoting Healthy Communities • Social Policy and Welfare Provision • Research Project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants who do not have Level 3 (A-level or equivalent) qualifications. We can considered on an individual basis provided that you have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Mathematics plus two years relevant work experience. Your application will be considered on an individual basis and the application is reviewed as a whole, which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and Personal statement that outlines your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University Group.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6800||Year 1|