BSc (Hons) Health Promotion and Public Health with Foundation Year

Course overview

This innovative course will prepare you to gain the real-life knowledge and skills needed to promote the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

It has been designed for those planning to work in the health promotion/public health arena and individuals who have a public health/health promotion remit within their current role

On this course, you will learn about the major determinants of individuals and communities health (eg: social, cultural, economic and political) and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate innovative health promotion interventions.

Key topic areas will include determinants of health, surveillance and assessment of the population’s health and wellbeing, assessing the evidence of effectiveness of interventions, programmes and services along with leadership and collaborative working.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 4 Years
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: Birmingham Campus
London Elephant and Castle Campus
Luton Campus
Wembley Central campus
Intake: September 2020
Course Level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: University of West London

*Course availability: Subject to final approval

Modules Studied

Foundation Year (Level 3) modules:

  • Foundations of Science for Healthcare 1
  • Foundations of Science for Healthcare 2
  • Healthcare Systems in the UK
  • Determinants of Health and Illness
  • Academic Performance
  • Personalised Learning

Year one (Level 4) modules:

  • Understanding Health, Illness and Wellbeing
  • Using Evidence in Health Promotion and Public Health
  • Determinants of Health and Illness
  • Health Promotion through the Lifespan
  • Measuring Health
  • Politics and Policy of Healthcare.

Year two (Level 5) modules:

  • Educating for Health
  • Delivering Health Promotion Interventions
  • Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Health Promotion and Public Health
  • Promoting Mental Health and Wellness
  • Multi-media Health Communications
  • Assessing Population Health.

Year three (Level 6) modules:

  • Policy and Evaluation in Public Health
  • Planning and Implementation for Health Promotion and Public Health
  • Leadership, Influence and Improvement in the Community
  • Double Dissertation for Health Promotion and Public Health.

Starting Dates:

September 2020

"Subject to final approval"

Tuition Fees:

£8,750 per year - Elephant and Castle Campus

£6,000 per year - Wembley Campus, Luton and Birmingham campuses

At LSST we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application on an individual basis.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learner 21+:

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

1. Provide a Personal Statement

2. English Language Test (with a minimum 60% score, equivalent to IELTS 5.5)

3. Maths Test (Score 50%)

4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)

5. Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview

You will be assessed through written assignments and presentations. The assignment criteria are provided by the awarding body.

This course will enable you to support population health in the public, private and charitable sectors. Graduates will have the experience and skills to seek employment with:

  • Local authorities
  • The NHS
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Media relations or the WHO

  • In the roles such as;

  • Health advisers
  • Training facilitators
  • Project managers
  • Programme Officers
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