B.Sc. Public Health

University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
This degree is for anyone excited by the explosion of community public health initiatives all over the UK that are aimed at improving people's health through strategies incorporating social change, reducing inequalities, changing public policies, new products and services, better housing, improved quality health care and local regeneration schemes. The programme is multidisciplinary, reflecting central government policies in public health

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English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROMa minimum of two subjects at A-level

OR a BTEC National Diploma

PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English Language, mathematics or a science subject), or their equivalent

OR an approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3 with the remaining 15 at either level 2 or 3 with mathematics and English to at least level 2.A minimum of 30 of the level 3 credits must be at Merit or Distinction level.

• This programme conducts interviews with potential candidates.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Description

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This degree is for anyone excited by the explosion of community public health initiatives all over the UK that are aimed at improving people's health through strategies incorporating social change, reducing inequalities, changing public policies, new products and services, better housing, improved quality health care and local regeneration schemes.

The programme is multidisciplinary, reflecting central government policies in public health. Anyone who has a strong sense of fairness will be interested in each of the specific core and optional subjects offered as part of this degree. The highlight for many students is the placement opportunity that is offered in the third year, where students spend time in working with possible future employers. This programme is one of only two offered to undergraduates in London and the South East.

Our commitment to students doesn't end with graduation, this degree programme has a strong focus on graduate employability and we are continually developing on existing links with health and social care providers to help direct graduates into work. We also work closely with professional bodies that represent the public health workforce nationally and this relationship has assisted with the development of this degree.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Academic skills for Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Encounters with Public Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Concepts and Theories of Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Behaviour Change in Public Health(15 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Health and Social Policy (15 credits)
  • Cultural Competence in Health and Social Care (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Analysis of Health Needs (15 credits)
  • Applied Ethics for Health and Public Health(15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Research Process (15 credits)
  • Health Economics and Policy (15 credits)
  • Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • One or two options from: Environmental Health (15); Healthy Nutrition (15); Sociology of Health and Illness (15); Introduction to Health Promotion (15); Life, Health and Wellbeing: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives (30); Psychological Aspects of Health (30) (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Project (30 credits)
  • Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Health Promotion (15 credits)
  • Employment Based Learning (15 credits)
  • Environment, Housing and Wellbeing (15 credits)
  • Two 15-credit options from: Community Health Action and Engagement; Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care; Health Policy and Organisation; Public Health, Innovation and Technology; Global Context of Public Health; Managing Social Enterprise; Public Health Perspectives on Sexual Health; Understanding Organisational Behaviour in Health and Social Care (30 credits)

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