Online course details

UK/EU fee

£840 (2021/22)

International fee

£840 (2021/22)

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

30 May 2022

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

Please note: Due to popular demand, applications for May 2021 are now closed. We are now accepting applications for May 2022.

Although there have been improvements in public health across the globe, there still remain great inequalities within regions and countries around the world. Social and medical determinants of these inequalities impact on the health of communities and populations. Public health activities can play a key part in improving the health of families, communities and localities.

You will explore and examine the issues that relate to public health through an international lens in terms of determinants of health and through reflection on your own practice. Using essential elements of public health as a framework, you will be able to compare activities between regions/countries to inform your own knowledge in relation to your own area of public health.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss and critically reflect on public health theory and practice in relation to a population in a region or country with those of a population in a different region or country
  2. Propose further recommendations to an identified global health issue in relation to one region or country.

Course content

Benefits

Offset course credits towards BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)

If you are a registered nurse but do not have a degree qualification, once you’ve completed this course you could offset the 20 credits towards our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up) degree. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Alternatively, if you are a health and social care practitioner you may wish to offset the 20 credits by progressing to the online BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up) degree.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will:

English language qualification

You'll also normally require one of the following English language qualifications:

If English is not your first language you will need one of the following English language qualifications.

We may accept other equivalent English Language qualifications with supporting evidence so please provide full details with your application.

Pre-Diploma/International qualifications

You may still be eligible to join this course if you have a pre-Diploma qualification (e.g. RGN, RMN, RSCN, RNLD, EN) or if your international qualification (diploma or degree) in a Health and Social Care related subject does not equate to UK Higher Education Level 5. This is subject to meeting the following requirements:

If the above applies, there is an access route at level 5 (Diploma level) which requires you to successfully complete the Certificate of Credit in Health and Social Care Studies prior to joining this module.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) for health professionals

If you are employed by the NHS in the East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire) you may be eligible for fee-free access to this course.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

Who will teach you

James Chircop sitting at a desk

James Chircop
Programme leader

James is an adult nurse and lecturer with a passion for research, education and nursing. James has attended and organised various courses and conferences around Europe on designing training, nursing and education amongst other. James has been nominated for the Inspirational Teaching Award in 2020.

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