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Public Health

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excludes General Studies.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Mathematics and science or specified equivalent

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

to include 14 points at Higher level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Specific BTEC subjects not required

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

112

[1] 4 qualifications for tariff points allowed (excluding General studies) [2] Must include 32 points or above in a Biological or Chemical Science based subject [3] May also include AS level and EPQ

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Environmental and public health

**Public health is the science and art of detecting and preventing disease, enhancing people’s quality of life, and promoting physical, mental, and environmental health.**

The course explores strategies for tackling disease and preventing ill health, embracing multifaceted and collective actions for health promotion, and approaches to health protection to respond to emerging challenges facing public health practitioners.

- Develop an understanding of health disparities and health inequalities at local, national and international level as well as the knowledge to be able to improve health outcomes through the effective planning, execution and evaluation of health interventions to change behaviour.

- It offers the opportunity to develop knowledge around differing health needs, influences on health, and how to prevent ill health and promote health and wellbeing.

- The course aims to equip you to work in a range of roles within public health where you can make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.

**Key Course Benefits**
- The learning is interactive and creative with hands-on learning sessions related to real-life situations.

- Taught by current Public Health experts from a range of practice, research, academic and leadership backgrounds (staff may be subject to change).

- The assessments use the same competencies, knowledge and skills that you will use in many public health job roles.

- You will also have inter-professional learning opportunities allowing students from health-related courses the opportunity to share, learn and work together.

- You may have opportunities to attend out-of-classroom field trips related to aspects of public health, and you will also have access to a range of international experience opportunities.

Modules

Year One
In the first year, the curriculum allows you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline where you will develop knowledge to do with the foundations of public health, communication, health systems and health interventions, among others.

Modules
Foundations of Public Health – 20 credits
Personal and Professional Development Skills – 20 credits
Introduction to Research Methods – 20 credits
Health Systems – 20 credits
21st Century Communication in Public Health – 20 credits
Foundations of Health Interventions and Evaluations – 20 credits

Year Two
In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with epidemiology, health research, health promotion, health protection and public health policy, among others.

Modules
Introduction to Epidemiology – 20 credits
Understanding and Using Health Research – 20 credits
Health Promotion – 20 credits
Health Protection – 20 credits
Public Health Policy and Management – 20 credits
Employability in Public Health – 20 credits

Final Year
Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a dissertation in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor.

Modules
Leadership and Management for Health Care Professionals – 20 credits
Contemporary Issues in Public Health – 20 credits
Globalisation and Sustainable Health Financing – 20 credits
Implementing Health Service Interventions and Evaluation – 20 credits
Dissertation – 40 credits

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment methods

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods may include:

Essays
Poster presentations
Coursework
Exams
Research project

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Environmental and public health

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Therapy professionals
12%
Health professionals
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental and public health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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