Canterbury Christ Church University - BSc Public Health and Health Promotion with Foundation Year

Canterbury Christ Church University

BSc Public Health and Health Promotion with Foundation Year

The foundation year offers an alternative route to a career in public health, allowing you to develop the skills you need to become a public health professional.

Our Public Health and Health Promotion with Foundation Year course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The World Health Organization and governments around the world are supporting the expansion of health promotion and public health. This is a growing and important area to be in.

You will study the mental, emotional, social, physical, spiritual, political and environmental influences on health and how currently the government aims to address these.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 32 UCAS Tariff points.

Candidates without formal qualifications will be considered following an interview and should demonstrate an interest in health studies.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

The degree provides suitable entry qualifications which will contribute to becoming a registered health promotion or public health practitioner. It also opens up routes into teaching, through PGCE, and prepares you for further postgraduate study at all levels through to PhD. The course is normally accepted for graduate entry into health professional and social work programmes of study.

Typical areas of employment that you can enter after completing this degree are:

  • Commissioning public health services
  • Public health intelligence and surveillance
  • Health trainer
  • Project management: bid writing, community engagement and empowerment
  • Health policy and electoral reform
  • Health research
  • Communicating health information through social marketing and health-related media
  • Health services improvement and administration
  • Criminal justice system work in prisons and probation
  • Housing support, welfare and citizen’s advice
  • International development and global health: education programmes, tackling poverty, human rights
  • Charity work: fundraising, improving life-chances for vulnerable people and those with disabilities Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Undertake further study to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Improving healthy lifestyles (e.g. physical activity, sexual health, smoking cessation, drugs and alcohol, weight management)
  • Town planning, urban development and regeneration, healthy places
  • Health protection, health improvement, environmental health, health and safety officer, risk management, emergency planning
  • Occupational health – workplace health and wellbeing, human resources
  • Coaching, mentoring, counselling, supporting people with mental health issues, youth support work Leisure industry
  • Food sustainability, pollution reduction, climate change
  • Teaching and the wider education sector
  • Civil service

Course Details

Our Public Health and Health Promotion degree is about the theory and practice of preventing disease and promoting good health and wellbeing.

You will study the mental, emotional, social, physical, spiritual, political and environmental influences on people’s health. You will learn about how to improve health through education; communication; and social, psychological, environmental, economic and political change.

You will explore areas including:

  • lifestyles, social and environmental health
  • health promotion and protection
  • physical activity, nutrition, and sexual health
  • international health
  • working in public health.

The degree will give you a sound understanding of the general principles that underpin all health promotion and public health practice across the world, and in year four it allows you to specialise in topics of particular interest, such as physical activity, alcohol and drugs, sex and relationships, public health nutrition and mental health.

Year 1

Environment and Health
Key Concepts in Health and Wellbeing
Major Health and Lifestyle Issues
Personal and Academic Development
Public Health and Team Skills
Communicating Health Information

Year 2

Developing Employable Public Health Practice
Health Promotion
Health Protection
Inequalities in Health
Researching Health and Wellbeing
Principles of Epidemiology
Psychology and Health

Year 3

Dissertation: Public Health and Health Promotion
Aspects of Mental Health Promotion
Global Health
Health and Work
Negotiated Workplace Learning
Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
Relationships and Sex Education
Substance Misuse and Health

Introduction to Healthcare, Social Care and Public HealthIntroduction to Healthcare, Social Care and Public Health
Academic Skills for Higher Education: Health and Wellbeing
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Communicating for Health and Wellbeing
Human Development through the Life Course
Introduction to Social and Environmental Aspects of Health and Wellbeing

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