BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Promotion (Top-up)
- Project-Based Research and Evaluation
- Public Health and Health Promotion
- Practice-Based Public Health and Health Promotion Project
Students with a relevant Diploma in HE e.g. Nursing or Health and Social Care or Foundation degree e.g. Public Health and Social Care, Health and Social Care.
Applicants should demonstrate their knowledge base and strong analytical abilities that are underpinned by academic skills. They should demonstrate high levels of organisation, motivation and IT skills necessary for independent learning. Nurses and practitioners from health and social care with substantial relevant work experience may be considered and are also encouraged to apply.
The course will use a variety of teaching and learning styles that includes traditional face-to-face and online distance learning. There is a variety of assessment tools employed through the course, supported by the general principle of mixed mode formative and summative assessments. These include: group presentations, practical reports and reviews, online discussions and essays. Transferable skills have been embedded in the learning outcomes of the course modules. It includes formative assessment, so that students can test and assess their own performance before handing in or presenting work. The BSc includes a practice-based project based on the student’s own area of practice.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within Public Health and Health Promotion;
- devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of Public Health and Health Promotion;
- describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in Public Health and Health Promotion, recognising the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge;
- manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to Public Health and Health Promotion);
- apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects;
- critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem;
- communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- exercise initiative and personal responsibility, including decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts;
- undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.