Public Health (Block and Blend)
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Psychology and Public Health
Start Dates(s): January
Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module
Distance Learning - £1,260 per 30 credit module
- The course provides a mix of online and face-to-face delivery (one week intensive teaching in Salford), which enables you to study in a flexible way
- The course explores the social determinants of health: is multidisciplinary; and uses research informed teaching
- The programme is a platform from which to complete a Pg Dip or MSc Public Health in Salford
- A part-time only course
- International students can apply
This course will challenge the way that you think about health, using state-of-the-art public health principles and practice. The block and blend teaching methods starts with academic staff from the University of Salford delivering a week’s intensive teaching in Salford per module, giving you a thorough grounding in Evidence Based Public Health and Research Methods applied to international public health priorities, and an overview of the online facilities available to support the programme (e.g. library/blackboard/e-mail etc).
Active researchers in the field of evidence-based public health deliver the teaching, and the programme is designed to satisfy the updated Public Health Skills & Knowledge Framework (UKPHSKF, 2013) and aligns with the UK Faculty of Health’s nine key areas.
The face-to-face (Block) is followed by weekly online input (Blend) and study that builds towards your PG Certificate. Following the intensive week, there are live sessions online and work that you can schedule as it suits you and specialist support from academic staff as well as access to all the (online) facilities that the University of Salford has to offer.
The PG Certificate is a qualification in its own right but can also be a building block towards an MSc in Public Health. Six months further study in the UK and successful completion of relevant modules mean that you can progress on to your dissertation leading to the award of MSc.
The University of Salford’s School of Health Sciences is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region.
January – May (Module 1 – Evidence Based Public Health)
September – December (Module 2 – Research Methods Applied to Public Health)