|Application deadline:||As soon as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
If you are working in settings where local circumstances impact on the health and well being of the population, our range of Public Health courses and units will help you gain understanding of how positive changes could influence Public Health. You can study Public Health with us full-time or through our flexible part-time modular learning experience. Alternatively you can study individual Public Health units.
Our range of Public Health courses is intended to meet the demands of individuals at different stages of their career and individual development. Given that the field of Public Health entails multi-agency involvement and partnerships, we welcome practitioners and professionals from a range of backgrounds, not necessarily in health. Students studying the MSc Public Health have come from backgrounds as doctors, teachers, nurses, midwives and community public health workers.
Our Public Health courses are linked with the Health and Wellbeing academic group at Bournemouth University and are designed to reflect local, national and international agenda's for the continuing professional development of the Public Health workforce. By the end of the course you can apply for student membership of The Royal Society for Public Health.
Each unit of study is normally delivered over 5 full days or 10 half days at Bournemouth University, Lansdowne campus, and will be assessed individually via a variety of different methods. In addition to this you are expected to study privately in order to successfully complete your chosen units/course of study.
You can study 3 units to gain our PG Certificate in Public Health, 6 units for our PG Diploma plus a final dissertation unit to gain our Master in Public Health. You can also study individual units.
This module introduces you to the context and scope of the current public health agenda. This is a core unit as it will build upon your previous experience and knowledge of public health practice and strategy, forming a foundation for the study of further units. Given the nature of the unit it will link with all others undertaken in the programme.
The purpose of this module is to develop issues which have been introduced in other units of the MSc programme and will serve to underpin further studies in health and social care. This will be achieved through considering the conceptual orientation and knowledge of techniques from epidemiology that health and social care providers must have in order to deliver health care to populations.
Principles of Enquiry & Evidence Based Practice in Health & Social Care serves as a foundation for the more advanced unit in research methodology and the Dissertation unit. It provides a focus for students to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired from other units. Supported by generic theoretical learning materials, it allows the student to consider enquiry in relation to their discipline specific practice experience and explore both problems in the practice setting and areas for further learning.
This unit will enable you to draw upon and constructively critique the various bodies of knowledge which can contribute to health promotion as well as helping them to work collaboratively with professionals in a number of sectors. The concept is to consider the scope of public health practice in relation to working in partnership with residents/users as well as with other agencies.
This unit enables you to explore the ways in which public health strategy is implemented in the contexts covered in the Context and Scope of Public Health Unit. In terms of other linkages the unit relates to the Epidemiology and Health Promotion and Partnership Working units. It aims to enable critical evaluation of public health strategies and interventions nationally and to place this within an international context. Through critical evaluation you will begin to formulate strategies and solutions to public health issues.
Achievement of the Masters Award requires successful completion of the units identified above and in addition candidates will have the opportunity to carry out either a Research Dissertation, Practice Development Dissertation, or a Literature Review Dissertation. Students can commence this work following completion of the Principles of Enquiry & Evidence Based Practice in Health & Social Care and Advanced Principles of Enquiry & Evidence Based Practice in Health & Social Care units. Your proposal may need to be agreed to meet relevant ethics committee approval. Normally most part-time students commence their dissertation in the second year but the course regulations allow students up to five years from commencement of the course to completion.
A relevant first degree or evidence of development at degree level. Experience of public health working or similar work in a closely related field is normally required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can read, write, speak and understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course:
If you have alternative evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. you have a different English language qualification, you received the majority of your education through the medium of English, or you have a degree in English language/literature), please indicate this on your application form.
|CAE score:||60(Grade A)|
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