Public Health and Community Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) (CU London Dagenham)

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Public Health and Community Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) (CU London Dagenham)

The Public Health and Community Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in health-related disciplines.

The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course in public health and community studies.

  • Public health is considered the science and art of promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.
  • Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Public Health and Community Studies BA (Hons).
  • The Public Health and Community Studies (Hons) degree part of the course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to excel in a multidisciplinary community environment and to effectively support a variety of agencies, communities and individuals in promoting health and wellbeing.
  • With increased attention from government on the improvement of population health, this is an excellent time to study the underlying factors that contribute to ill health and how you as a practitioner can work to promote health and wellbeing as well as tackling the social inequalities within the localities you serve.

Entry Requirements

40 UCAS tariff points. All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

Career Prospects

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area).If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Course Details

The foundation year aims to provide the skills and knowledge relevant for progression onto a degree in health, social work or social care in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors. It sets a foundation for your journey to employment, creating great opportunities in health promotion and health development sectors through addressing health inequalities and tackling the damaging effects of smoking, alcohol, drugs and poor nutrition, in line with contemporary government initiatives.

The Public Health and Community Studies (Hons) degree part of your course aims to teach the skills and knowledge relevant for progression into statutory, voluntary or private sectors. Opportunities can be found in areas that address the wider determinants of health - such as education, housing and transport – by developing public approaches to promote health.

Foundation

Academic Skills for Health and Social Care
Working in the Health and Social Care Sector
Life Processes for Healthcare
Social Care Perspectives

Year Two

Academic Skills for Health and Social Care
Working in the Health and Social Care Sector
Life Processes for Healthcare
Social Care Perspectives

Year Three

Social Divisions and Social Groups
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
Lifestyle Trends, Health and Behaviour Change

Final Year

Leadership and Management in Public Health
Promoting Healthy Communities
Social Policy and Welfare Provision
Research Project

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