Public Health Practice MSc - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Public Health Practice

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Public Health Practice
PGCert Public Health Practice

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PTA61049 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PTA61043 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

B712, , B70

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Health Studies

Other internal and / or external reference points

NA

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

JONES F Ms (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • The programme aims and learning outcomes focus on the emerging public health agenda, both nationally and internationally. The programme will develop student’s skills, knowledge and understanding to lead and work within a range of public health settings. The programme will develop practitioners who are able to identify and critically evaluate the evidence underpinning public health practice and develop and lead practice to meet current and developing public health needs.
  • It aims to enhance practitioners’ knowledge, understanding and competence in order to develop the skills of complex decision making to enable practitioners to contribute to service development through leadership, innovation and research. It will enable students to develop skills in joint working with individuals and communities in order to develop holistic care to reduce health inequalities.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Develop a comprehensive range of in-depth knowledge and critical understanding relating to current issues in public health practice and critically analyse ways in which political processes influence practice at local and national level K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of political processes to influence practice and lead debate on the delivery of care at local and national level K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Identify the need for and critically evaluate changes in public health practice K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop a practice change in relation to public health and critically evaluate the change process. K PGDip, MSc
Creatively apply evidence base knowledge and synthesise information in an informative and innovative way to develop public health practice C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Undertake in-depth analysis of complex data utilising appropriate tools and screening process in order to analyse and interpret data to enable the protection of patients’ and community health and wellbeing from specific risks. C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Recognise and determine complex problems and issues clearly and initiate and manage projects to improve health and wellbeing of individuals and groups C PGDip, MSc
Critically evaluate and apply research, methodologies and other evidence based knowledge and is able to synthesis information in an innovative and informative way for the advancement of public health practice. C PGDip, MSc
Cultivates research/service development which contributes to the enhancement of primary and community care C MSc
Synthesise information in an innovative way to develop public health practice P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Appraise and apply legal and ethical principles relating to health and social care P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the need to work proactively with others to prevent, identify and minimise the risk to public health and wellbeing. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop as an independent and self-critical learner. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Cultivate strategies to work collaboratively with clients, practitioners and the wider community T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Work effectively with a public health team as a member and leader, clarifying tasks and making effective use of the capacities of group members. T PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over five academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must choose two optional modules. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Consolidated practice (3 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
No modules added

Consolidated practice (2 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
No modules added

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must choose two optional modules. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must choose two optional modules. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.