If you are interested in a career within the public health and health promotion arena, this degree will provide you with the tools, knowledge and graduate attributes employers require staff to possess to deliver innovative, cost effective projects and interventions where communities are at the heart of everything the practitioner will do. Throughout the degree, you will be supported to develop the skills needed to interpret evidence-based practice and research, which you will then be able to apply in practice to address the needs of your communities and population.
Throughout your degree, you will be encouraged to tailor the topic of your assessments to cover issues that interest you both nationally and internationally, supporting you to become a lifelong learner with the knowledge and skills to respond to industry change and needs.
Topics covered may include the sociology of health, global health (disease and policy), commissioning, mental health, ‘wicked’ health promotion to include obesity, smoking, diabetes and breastfeeding, and leadership and management. A highlight of this course is the year-long placement you will undertake in your third year, where you can plan and deliver a project or undertake an in-depth evaluation that will make a difference to the people you are working with and will be sustainable after you have finished.
Why should I choose this course?
You will be taught practical and professional skills, including managing activities and people in line with the requirements of the UK Public Health Knowledge and Skills Framework and Public Health Practitioner Standards for Registration.
You will develop advanced interpersonal skills that are vital for success in the public health and health promotion arena.
You will be able to work with a range of services in order to create and deliver services to communities.
You will examine current international and national events, research and policy within the public health arena that are influencing the health of the population.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
9 September 2019
Global Health (Disease)
Research for Practitioners in Public Health
Health Promotion in Practice
The Sociology of Health
Commissioning for Health
Mental Health across the Lifespan
Effective Communication for Health Promotion
Global Health: Appraising Policy
Public Health Intelligence
Leadership and Management for Public Health and Health Promotion
The Public Health Practitioner
Project for life (split into 2)
Teaching & assessment
Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and in a typical teaching week, you will have up to 12 teaching contact hours made up as follows:
Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures
Smaller group teaching - 4 hours of teaching in smaller groups
Tutorials - 2 hours including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per week
You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas, will provide 24-hour access to learning and support material.
The world of public health and health promotion is not only about written reports. Services are delivered in a number of ways and the assessment methods reflect the expectations of the skills employers require in their workforce. Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course and the application of theory into practice.
An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:
There will be one written assignment in the format of a report or essay per semester.
Other assessment methods are likely to include designing web pages, digital artefacts, leaflets, presentations, health promotion events and poster presentations.
Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|A level||Tariff: A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Tariff: A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Tariff: A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent.|
|Scottish Higher||Tariff: A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C grades or 9-4 grades or equivalent.|
Tariff: A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent.
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry.
Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager to support your entry into higher education. For further details, please contact Admissions.
Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C grades or 9-4 grades or equivalent.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/education-and-community/public-health-and-health-promotion-bsc-hons.aspx
Criminal records check (DBS)
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|