University of West London

St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF, United Kingdom

Health Promotion and Public Health with Foundation Year

This innovative course will prepare you to gain the real-life knowledge and skills needed to promote the health and wellness of individuals and communities. It has been designed for: • those planning to work in the health promotion/public health arena • individuals who have a public health/health promotion remit within their current role eg: nurses*, midwives*, voluntary workers, people involved in the health and fitness industry, allied health professionals, people working with local authorities, health promotion media campaigns, sexual health workers, youth workers. On this course, you will learn about the major determinants of individuals and communities health (eg: social, cultural, economic and political) and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate innovative health promotion interventions. Key topic areas will include: • determinants of health • surveillance and assessment of the population's health and wellbeing • assessing the evidence of effectiveness of interventions, programmes and services • leadership and collaborative working. Students undertaking this course will be eligible to apply for membership with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). *Professionals with a health related qualification at Diploma/Advanced Diploma level e.g. Nurses, Midwives or other health care professionals may be able to enter the second or third year of the course. Please contact the course team for further information. Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular paths for qualified health care professionals include roles in both public and health promotion within acute and none acute sectors. You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
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