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Public Health Practice

About the Course

Level
Advanced Diploma
Graduate Certificate

 

 

 

 

Duration
Between 6-18 months
 

Introduction 

The Public Health Skills and Career Framework provides a route map for careers in public health. The Framework has been informed by a number of organisations and strategic developments including the National Occupational Standards for the Practice of Public Health, the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, the defined specialist framework for the UK Voluntary Register, Skills for Health and support from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Health Protection Agency and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The three modules that make up the Advanced Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice will provide learning about public health practice which is particularly appropriate for those working at level 5 (e.g. public health information analysts, smoking cessation coordinators, oral health promoters, registered nurses, health protection officers and allied health professionals), or level 6 (e.g. specialists in community health public health nursing, school food advisers, pharmacy public health facilitators, health trainer programme coordinators, environmental health officers, sexual health advisers and senior health improvement officers).

The award provides learning in relation to each of the ten National Occupational Standards for the Practice of Public Health and the Framework’s four core areas of public health:

  1. Surveillance and assessment of the population’s health and well-being.
  2. Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of interventions, programmes and services to improve population health and wellbeing.
  3. Policy and strategy development and implementation for population health and wellbeing.
  4. Leadership and collaborative working for population health.

Entry Requirements  

Applicants are normally working in the public health, social or community sectors.

To enrol for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice applicants must have a degree or 120 credits at level 3 or the equivalent.

To enrol for the Advanced Diploma in Public Health Practice applicants must have a Diploma of Higher Education or 120 credits at level 2 or the equivalent.

Applicants without any higher education or training are very welcome to enrol for up to 2 modules and gain credits. Alternatively, they might consider undertaking the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Public Health).

Content and Structure

You can choose to study one module only and gain credits. You have to attend and pass all three HE Level 3 modules in order to gain an award. The modules are:

  • Public Health: Policy, Participation and Perspectives
  • The Evidence Base of Practice
  • Public Health: Practice

How to Apply 

Public Health Practice is one of many awards available within the Interprofessional CPD Framework for Workers in Health and Social Care.

Please visit the web site here 

An written application form is available from the Faculty of Health and Social Care Information Office at the following address:

Faculty of Health and Social Care Information Office
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road
Canterbury
CT1 1QU.

Alternatively, an application form can be downloaded from here.

Faculty of Health Website