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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Public Health and Wellbeing (with Foundation year)

UCAS Code: 6YA2

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Health studies

Are you interested in health and wellbeing? Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives? If so, this is the programme for you.

At the heart of public health is helping people to enjoy healthier lives and preventing them from getting ill. In a society where the National Health Service is facing unprecedented demand, promoting good health and preventing poor health is of vital importance. There are many existing as well as new and exciting roles out there for public health and wellbeing graduates, from developing health promotion campaigns through to social prescribing and tackling health inequalities.

Students will:
•be introduced to a whole range of health challenges affecting the nation, including obesity, substance misuse, loneliness, mental illness and air pollution & will learn what we can do to address these challenges.
•learn about health behaviours at different life-stages – childhood, youth, adulthood and old age – and how to help different populations adopt healthy behaviours and change damaging ones.
•develop your self-awareness and emotional literacy, alongside reflective and interpersonal skills – all of which are crucial to working effectively in public health.

Key Course Features:
•Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study
•The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the theory taught is relevant to current practice in the sector
•Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice
•Established peer mentor scheme, so you can obtain support from students already undertaking the programme
•Innovative and flexible teaching methods are embedded throughout, including interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops, online activities and learning resources.
•Work based experience which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest in years two and three of the programme
•Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation

Modules

Year 1 (Foundation Year)

The foundation course will raise student’s awareness of issues which impact upon the health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the major body systems and appreciate the fundamental structure of the body. Students will also be provided with the important values and skills crucial to working with individuals in a health context.

Modules


•Fundamental Capabilities for working in health and wellbeing
•Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
•Foundations of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing
•Professional Communication in a Health Context
•The Skills You Need
•Contextual Studies

Year 2 (Level 4)

In the second year, students undertake modules which provide the foundations to enable you to explore key areas across the health sector. You will continue to develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology relevant to public health and mental health. You will also explore the different dimensions to health and how health, mental health and wellbeing are experienced by different populations.

Modules


•Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
•Introduction to Mental Wellbeing
•Applied Physiology
•Equality and Diversity
•Study Skills and Self – development

Year 3 (Level 5)

Students will be introduced to health policy and social prescribing. You will also learn about factors contributing to living healthily into older age and the impact of providing support to people who have long term care needs. The first work-based learning experience is also introduced at level 5.

Modules
•Health and Social Policy in Wellbeing
•Health Across the Life Course
•Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing
•Social Prescribing
•Personal and Professional Development
•Research Methods

Year 4 (Level 6)

The focus in the final year is on employability, with topics such as leadership and enterprise and health improvement and promotion being core to your studies. In addition, you will also explore current global challenges in health and wellbeing, which are becoming increasingly influential and significant across the discipline.

There is also a second work-based element at this level, so you will have the opportunity to experience working within another field of interest.

Modules


•Leadership and Enterprise in Health and Wellbeing
•Preparing for Employment
•Health Improvement and Promotion
•Global Challenges in Health and Wellbeing
•Dissertation in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

In reflecting the diversity of skills required by employers, the course employs a range of assessment strategies including presentations, information leaflets and campaign strategies. We work closely with the disability support team to ensure that assessments also meet student needs.

Teaching and learning

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Health and social care

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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Health and social care

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.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

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

Nursing

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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£28k

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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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