Single Module Level 7

21st Century Global Public Health Challenges (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society

Part-time

Attendance

One semester

Course

January 2020

Next enrolment
Introduction

In a nutshell

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of our MSc Public Health. 

 

You will:
  • gain key transferable skills
  • critically evaluate public health in different countries
  • understand the key factors contributing to public health successes
Course details

All about the course

You will develop a comprehensive understanding of a range of contemporary global public health issues.

The aim of this module is to increase critical awareness of the key global public health challenges for the 21st Century. It further aims to allow students to develop a critical understanding of approaches to improving global public health, including the role of systems, policy and practice, and the use of digital and media technology.

The University of Salford’s School of Health and Society is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Lectures, tutorials, case studies/problem-based scenarios, small group work and guided independent study to facilitate the development of critical reasoning and foster participation and interaction.

Formative assessment is provided orally, in class, or during office hours.

Teaching strategies will maximise the potential of online deliveries with Blackboard.

Assessment: 

Assessment will be based on two strategies to include:

  • Oral assessment/presentation – 40%
  • Written assessment – 60%

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Public Health. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of a range of contemporary global public health issues.

Career Links

Lecturers on the MSc Public Health have close links with a range of national and international agencies and community partnership, most through research, with an ‘applied’ focus. Examples of these links include: The World Health Organisation’s Collaborating centre for Research in Oral Health in Deprived Communities; The Royal Society for Public Health; The NHS; Department of Health; Strategic Health Authority; and The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The benefits of these links to students include: research informed teaching; a strong applied focus to the programme; the opportunity to engage with key public health professionals and practitioners; and access to an exciting seminar series, including speakers of international renown.

Requirements

What you need to know

This module starts in January and lasts for one semester. 

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about working towards improving public health and reducing health inequalities.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    An Honours degree – normally 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject.

    An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2019 £1,296 per 30 credit module
    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    January 2020