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BSc Public Health (Distance/Blended Learning) / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit you will build on the Introduction to Public Health course unit and other course units to complete a public health project of your choice in a country of your choosing.
The unit aims to build a project that demonstrates all the principles of public health in a student selected topic.
|Category of outcome||Students will be able to|
|Knowledge and understanding||A1 Explore the concepts of health and wellbeing from epidemiological, sociological and the “science and art” of public health practice|
|Intellectual skills||B1 Identify and evaluate the evidence required for public health|
|Practical skills|| |
C1 Find existing sources of evidence relevant to clinical and non-clinical health questions
C2 Be able to synthesise the published literature
|Transferable skills and personal qualities|| |
D1 Reflect on public health principles and applications
D2 Develop communication skills to for public health
- How to create a poster presentation using various presentation platforms (e.g. Sway, Spark and Google Sites)
- Finding and appraising the literature
- Reviewing examples of poster presentations
Teaching and learning methods
The majority of the course will be through elearning which will include required and additional learning, self-tests and discussion boards. There will be 5 webinars that will be recorded to allow synchronous and asynchronous learning.
- Analytical skills
- Oral communication
- Written communication
|Formative assessment task||Length||Feedback method||Weighting within unit|
|Discussion boards||N/A||Written feedback||0%|
|Summative assessment task||Length||Feedback method||Weighting within unit|
|Poster on topic of their choosing||Poster||Written feedback||100%|
- Students will be provided with personalised feedback on their poster presentation.
- Further opportunities for formative feedback (on non-assessed work) will also be provided during the course unit.
Somerville, Margaret, K. Kumaran, and Rob Anderson. Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance . Second edition. Chichester, [England: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. Print
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|Independent study hours|
|Gary Clough||Unit coordinator|
For every 10 course unit credits we expect students to work for around 100 hours. This time generally includes any contact times (online, recorded and live), but also independent study, work for coursework, and group work. This amount is only a guidance and individual study time will vary.