Oxford Brookes University
This course is suitable for those seeking a career in public health; traditionally people from clinical backgrounds and allied health professionals. The course aims to: provide an advanced education in public health that is fit for the 21st-century, reflecting the growing significance of non-communicable diseases in all world regions, alongside a traditional focus on communicable and infectious disease; enables students to demonstrate and critically evaluate integrated knowledge, skills and values that will underpin action, reflection and evaluation of the public health practice; prepare students to critically evaluate public health research evidence and have a solid grounding in research methods as a basis for future research training and degrees; provides opportunities to take different general and specialist pathways within the course, to meet individual academic and career development preferences; encourages students to take the public health knowledge gained on the course into future workplaces and bring new and improved perspectives to a range of professions; furnish students with key competencies so that they are well placed to develop a career within the UK Faculty of Public Health specialist training framework.
A UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution and at least 6 months work experience in a public health related field. Applications will be asked to write a 500-700 word statement expressing why they want to study public health. If an applicant�s 1st language is not English then they will be required to demonstrate one or more of the following (or equivalents): British Council IELTS: level 7.0 or above; Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English: grade A or B; O-level English language or GCSE English language: grade A or B; O-level maths or GCSE: grade A or B or equivalent; Oxford Brookes university English Language Level 4 � pass.
The compulsory modules for the PGCert: (20 credits at level 7) foundations in public health; epidemiology; data analysis and interpretation. Additional compulsory MSc modules: (10 credits at level 7) applied research methods; (50 credits at level 7) dissertation. Other modules may include: (20 credit at level 7) public health policy; advanced health promotion; evidence-based prevention; evidence-based social intervention; communicable diseases and public health; infection prevention and control; leadership in health and social care; operational management in health and social care.
Each module is assessed individually, generally on the quality of written or design work, and to some extent on verbal presentations. Assessment methods may include essays, seminar papers, verbal presentations, workshop and practical exercises.
John Henry Brookes Scholarships.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 1,000 per Single module (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 1,430 per Single module (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 1,000 per Single module (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,460 per Whole course (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Marston Road Campus||Oxford||OX3 0FL||South East|
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