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University College Birmingham

Public Health and Health Promotion

UCAS Code: L600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C grades or 9-4 grades or equivalent.

HNC (BTEC)

P

A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.

HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

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

DMM

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

104

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental and public health

**Course snapshot**

Demand for professionals that have the tools, knowledge and attributes to deliver innovative, cost-effective projects and interventions within the public health and health promotion arena are in extremely high demand, all of which this course provides.

**Who’s the course for?**

This course, accredited by University College Birmingham, has been designed to develop students’ understanding of how public health and health promotion are intertwined and how the two disciplines are needed to support the community and society as a whole.

You will develop an understanding of the issues of disease, the environment and the populations who are most likely to suffer from poor health outcomes such as children, the elderly, people with physical, mental and learning disabilities, and underprivileged groups.

**Why should I study the course?**

You will be able to tailor your assessments to cover issues that interest you, nationally and internationally, and develop the skills needed to interpret evidence-based practice and research and apply in practice to address the needs of communities and population

There will be a year-long placement in your third year, where you can plan and deliver a project or undertake an in-depth evaluation that will make a difference to the people you are working with and will be sustainable after you have finished.

**Great. Tell me some more**

You will get to experience our state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including access to our £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the Jewellery Quarter. The degree itself is aligned with QAA standards, the Royal Society for Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework and requirements for Practitioner status with the Faculty of Public Health.

**What skills will I gain?**

As well as the comprehensive knowledge and skills you will acquire at university, you will be encouraged to gain work experience as a great opportunity to put what you have learned into practice alongside qualified professionals.

We have developed close working relationships with public health professionals and can offer you a wide range of placement opportunities alongside your studies.

Our [email protected] team will make sure you are well-matched for your placement and support your progress throughout your work experience.

**What about the future?**

This course is an ideal qualification if you want to pursue a career in the public health and health promotion arena, developing skills that are at the heart of a practitioner’s role.

Successful graduates may choose to continue with further postgraduate studies in areas such as teaching, social work, education and other practitioner-based qualifications including youth work. Specific roles include:

- Public health quality advisor

- Health trainer

- Housing support officer

- Pathway care manager

- Public health practitioner

- Health promotion advisor

- Smoking advisor

- Community development worker

- Community outreach worker

- Health information officer

- Youth worker

- Drug and alcohol project worker

- Mental health project worker

- Charity worker abroad

- Health researcher

Modules

**Year 1**

- Global Health: Disease
- What is Public Health?
- Research for Practitioners in Public Health
- Societal Health
- The Sociology of Health Promotion
- Sustaining the Environment

**Year 2**

- Commissioning for Health
- Mental Health in Practice
- Wicked Health
- Health Promotion and Communication in Practice
- Global Health: Appraising Policy
- Public Health Intelligence

**Year 3**

- Leadership and Management for Public Health and Health Promotion
- The Public Health Practitioner

**Project for Life (split into two modules):**

- Project Proposal
- The Event

Assessment methods

**Teaching**

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and in a typical teaching week, you will have up to 12 teaching contact hours made up as follows:

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures
- Smaller group teaching - 4 hours of teaching in smaller groups
- Tutorials - 2 hours per week, including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials

**Individual study**

You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas, will provide 24-hour access to learning and support material.

**Assessment**

The world of public health and health promotion is not only about written reports. Services are delivered in a number of ways and the assessment methods reflect the expectations of the skills employers require in their workforce. Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course and the application of theory into practice.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

There will be one written assignment in the format of a report or essay per semester.

Other assessment methods are likely to include designing web pages, digital artefacts, leaflets, presentations, health promotion events and poster presentations.

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

TEF rating:
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Top job areas of graduates

64%
Health professionals
8%
Customer service occupations
6%
Health associate professionals

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

Environmental and public health

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