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BSc in Public Health (Extended) (Full Time)

University of Greenwich

Course Description

Study public health at Greenwich for an exciting start to a lifelong career in a dynamic field of work. Our strong emphasis on employment-orientated knowledge and skills development will mean that you graduate ready to start work as a competent public health practitioner.

This public health degree starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. Once completed, you then study the same modules as on our three-year course. This will give you the vital knowledge and experience that can be applied to any areas of public health practice, from community empowerment, to statistical analysis and epidemiology, to policy development, for example.

With the guidance of our research-active tutors, you will explore strategies that will improve the UK's health, from social change and targeting inequalities, to designing and implementing national campaigns. A structured work experience assignment in your final year will give you the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills you have developed in the workplace and make valuable professional contacts.

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  •  If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this programme is your first step to graduation.
  •  After your foundation year, progress into one of only two BSc Public Health courses in London and the South East, scoring 90% for overall satisfaction
  •  Located across the university's iconic Greenwich Maritime Campus

 

Study public health at Greenwich for an exciting start to a lifelong career in a dynamic field of work. Our strong emphasis on employment-orientated knowledge and skills development will mean that you graduate ready to start work as a competent public health practitioner. This public health degree starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. Once completed,...

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Course Content

Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • The Art of Communication (15 credits)
  • Software Tools for Academic Practice (15 credits)
  • Study Skills (15 credits)
  • Academic Writing (15 credits)
  • Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health and Wellbeing (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Introduction to Concepts and Theories of Health (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Health & Social Policy (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Behaviour Change in Public Health (15 credits)
  • Cultural Competency in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Environmental Health and Health Protection (15 credits)
  • Academic and Personal Development (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Applied Ethics for Health and Public Health (15 credits)
  • Analysis of Health Needs (15 credits)
  • Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (15 credits)
  • Life, Health and Wellbeing: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Research Process (15 credits)
  • Health Economics and Policy (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Health Promotion (Level 6) (15 credits)
  • The Global Context of Public Health (15 credits)
  • Employment Based Learning (15 credits)
  • Housing, Environment and Wellbeing (15 credits)
  • Theory, Evidence and Practice in Public Health and Wellbeing Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Community Development and Engagement. (15 credits)

Year 0 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. The Art of Communication (15 credits) Software Tools for Academic Practice (15 credits) Study Skills (15 credits) Academic Writing (15 credits) Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits) Introduction to...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and Maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A?Level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects.
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS-Levels in relevant subjects.
  • Applications from those with an AS?Level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects.
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects.
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

Further information about entry

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a
    possibility for the highest quality applicants.
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability.
  • Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes.

Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and Maths grade C (or above). This might include: Applications from those with an A?Level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects. Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two...

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Assessment Methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.