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Public Health [with Foundation Year] BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Chelmsford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Location of study:Level 3 – ARU Cambridge CampusLevel 4-6 – ARU Chelmsford CampusIf you are passionate about helping to promote and protect the health of UK and International populations, then this BSc PublicHealth degree could be the one for you.You’ll also have many unique opportunities to develop practical and professional skills and to engage with employers. Manyinvaluable experiences in a variety of workplace settings, and a placement module, are also embedded into the course.When you graduate you’ll be equipped to use evidence to help plan and implement health solutions for individuals andcommunities and to develop effective health policies. You’ll also be aware of important issues like health inequalities and socialjustice, be familiar with useful health needs assessment and data analysis tools, and have developed effective communicationskills.Public health covers three key areas:Health Improvement: Involves work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by promoting healthlifestyle changes e.g. helping people to quit smoking, improving their living conditions, or promoting healthy eating, but alsotackling underlying issues like poverty and reduced access to healthcare.Health Protection: Involves ensuring the safety and quality of the environment, food and water, preventing the spread ofcommunicable disease, and managing outbreaks e.g. pandemic flu, or addressing the health effects of climate change in the UKor abroad.Healthcare: Helping to ensure that health and care services are fit-for-purpose and accessible by all sectors of the population.Health inequality means that we don’t all start with the same chance in life. The need to recognise public health needs has neverbeen so important.The diverse nature of public health means that no day is the same. From interviewing students about drug and alcohol addictionor creating a campaign about exercise and nutrition in a poor area of the UK to writing a report to inform a government about arare disease in a developing country.You’ll gain the practical skills needed in real situations, from taking part in simulated scenarios and community based researchto creating reports, presentations and demonstrations to present to panels and judges. We’ll support you to develop confidenceand effectiveness needed when working in collaborative groups.Back in the classroom you’ll gain research and analytical skills to be able to interpret data and understand how to createsolutions and reports from these.From developing technologies and health trends to your social media presence and campaigning, we monitor and change withthe landscape, so your degree is always relevant.We’ve worked with public health stakeholders, including Public Health England, the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) andHealth Education England to create our course, and our teaching staff are part of international networks which inform everythingwe do.

Application deadline

15 January

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : D

Five GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements.

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 58 8

    21st out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    123 53%

    37th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    19th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    84 66%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    2nd

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