Public Health

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.3 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:3456 Duration:12 months

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This course focuses on the applied principles of public health and is aimed at both medically and non-medically qualified people. It is relevant to people with health service and non-health service backgrounds including primary or secondary care, nursing and professions related to medicine, health promotion, healthcare research, health management and anyone wishing to develop a career in public health.
The course is dedicated to creating an effective `community of inquiry to foster group learning and support.

Learning is based on the principles set out in the UK Government Public Health White Papers, which the National Health Service (NHS) uses to improve health and prevent disease, and not just to provide treatment for those who are ill. How these principles can be employed internationally will be explored.

The course provides a useful introduction to the academic part of the syllabus for the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (MFPHM) part one examination, and will also position students to take the core public health competencies. The course develops participants practical and critical public health skills, underpinned by a sound understanding of associated theories.
The course has three exit awards: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science degree. During the course you will also have the opportunity to develop your own special interests and embark on academic research. The course is delivered by eminent academics who between them have many years of public health expertise at practitioner and researcher level.

Delivery of the course will be via online interactive material and participation will be required via blogging and wikkies. Technological requirements for distance learning are a computer with Windows 7 or XP running Microsoft Windows 2007; a web camera would be useful for using with Skype or Conference Me. Technical help is available if needed.

For all the assignment you must consider which Key Area from the Faculty of Public Health will form the basis of your leaning and underpin your assignment.

The assessments have been designed to assist you in meeting your own learning needs in relation to each unit. They provide the opportunity to reflect on and analyse the process of learning from identification of learning needs through to evaluation of the learning process. It also means that you can respond to changes in your own working environment immediately, and re-define what you would like, and need to learn if necessary.

Some assessment consists of 2 elements for example Policy and Issues in Public Health:

* Action plan
* News paper article

The portfolio provides the evidence of your learning and is therefore an important element in your professional development and enables you to present the new skills that you have developed.

Educational Aims
The programme aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to engage positively in a wide spectrum of academic activities. It will provide a firm foundation in the design, implementation and evaluation of research activity in both practice and Higher Education Settings. It provides opportunities for you to develop these skills in Public Health.

Specifically, this masters level programme aims to:

* Enable you to adopt a critical, analytical and reflective stance towards clinical research and its practice
* Appreciate the principles of evidence based policies and to consider the implications within your area of practice
* Reflect on and develop Public Health expertise from a holistic perspective
* Facilitate you to undertake an-depth review of an appropriate study
* Support the development of a range of appropriate `clinical researcher skills and attitudes
* Develop key transferable skills
* Foster innovation and ethical practice in research and development within your area of practice

The aim of the pathway is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the debate of key issues currently challenging professionals in their daily practice.

The minimum requirements for entry to this programme are: * An Honours degree; or * A postgraduate qualification; or * A qualification recognised as equivalent to the above.Applications may be considered from senior practitioners and managers not in possession of a degree but who have relevant professional qualifications, and the experience and academic ability to benefit from the programme.You should be working within Public Health, where possible.International students must have an IELTS score of 7 or over prior to entryto the programme plus a student visa.Special Entry RequirementsTechnical requirements are: * Personal computer with Microsoft Windows XP * Internet Access * Web Camera * Video/DVD availability * Headphones and microphone in order to access the audio email and discussion boards English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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