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Who should attend this course?

  • Anyone working in health, social care or other similar public service wishing to acquire an in-depth understanding and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research approaches to the advancement and practice of public health across the domains of health improvement, health protection and health care services
  • For those who are not ready to commit to the complete degree yet, and would like to try one module to see how online study will fit around their work and life commitments. 

Course content

This course will provide a foundation in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics across the domains of health improvement, health protection and health care systems. Amongst other topics, the course will also appraise the role of public health intelligence and applied epidemiology.

By the end of the course candidates will be able to outline and critically apply a wide gamut of epidemiological approaches to questions arising in every-day public health practice and research. Candidates will be able to strategically develop literature searches and utilise routine data in response to public health issues. Candidates will be able to communicate risk and uncertainty and propose evidence-based recommendations in common public health contexts.

Why choose this course?

This course will enable students to:

  • Acquire an in-depth understanding and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research approaches to the advancement and practice of public health across the domains of health improvement, health protection and health care services 
  • Critically evaluate the role of epidemiology in identifying and reducing the burden of communicable and non-communicable condition worldwide
  • Critically interrogate and appraise the validity of research findings in national and international public health contexts.

Entry requirements...

  • Health, Social care or other similar public service  workers who have studied successfully at level 6 or equivalent. Evidence of GCSE Maths at A-C or equivalent
  • Please note that if you wish to apply to the full Master course after completing this credit bearing course, please visit the Master of Public Health (online) course page for entry requirements. 

Dates

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/201917/01/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/202017/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

Course fees

Credit level for this course is 30 credits, total fee is £1360 for the academic year 2018/19.

Teaching methods

Distance learning.