BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year

Course overview

*Please note this course is undergoing re-approval, as such the course title, module titles and course content will be subject to change.

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: London Elephant and Castle Campus
Intake: *Course availability: Subject to final approval
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:

  • Academic Performance
  • Personalised Learning
  • History of Public Health
  • Key Concepts in Public Health
  • Politics, The Media and Public Health
  • Public Health, Health and Social Care Systems in the UK

Year one (Level 4) modules:

  • Lifelong Learning for Public Health
  • Finding and Understanding Public Health Evidence
  • Determinants of Health and Wellbeing
  • Health and Wellbeing across the Lifecourse
  • Measuring Individual Health and Wellbeing
  • Politics and Advocacy in Public Health

Year two (Level 5) modules:

  • Assessing Population Health
  • Health Protection, Systems and Emergencies
  • Health Promotion in Action
  • Public Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Mass Media Health Communication
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Methodologies for Public Health

Year three (Level 6) modules:

  • Designing, Delivering, Monitoring and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
  • Promoting and Developing Healthy Public Policy

*One Optional Module

  • Developing Leadership for Health Promotion
  • Dissertation: Public Health Intervention Project Report
  • Starting Dates:

    *Course availability: Subject to final approval

    Tuition Fees:

    £8,750 per year - Elephant and Castle Campus

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

    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