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Study mode

Online

Duration

8 months

Start date

APR

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Public Health Information Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

Overview

This 100% online and part-time PG Cert Public Health will enable you to improve your practice in public health while helping you to develop key skills that are required to attain more senior roles in the field.

On this online short course, you will examine the public health challenges that face the population globally and explore contemporary models and strategies to design effective health promotion activities. This PG Cert Public Health is a great stand-alone qualification and it can also be used as a stepping stone towards the PG Dip or full Masters degree.

Teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year assessments
showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the virtual learning environment (VLE)
rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

Assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to travel to external test centres or to sit exams! Instead, you will submit assignments through the VLE, such as written reports, discussion forum participation or reflective journal entries.

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

As a public health graduate, you will be equipped with the skills to succeed in a range of healthcare roles internationally, such as public health manager, health communication office, public health consultant, health visitor.

On successful completion of this course, you will also be able to progress onto our PG Dip Public Health or Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes.

Modules

Topics in Public Health
Health Promotion
Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,857

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,857

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our PG Cert Public Health, which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least three years’ experience in a relevant health field supported by appropriate references.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more

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