Public Health Practice - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Public Health Practice
MSc Public Health Practice (School Nursing with SCPHN)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Public Health Practice

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PTA61048 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PTA61046 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

B712, B713, B712, B713

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

NMC standards for the SCPHN

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

COLLIETY P Dr (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Advance the critical and analytical skills of the students to allow critical evaluation of current public health policy and practice, to equip students to initiate, lead and manage change, and to problem solve across disciplines and organisations, drawing on a breadth of knowledge from an inter-professional approach to education.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Draw on a range of research based information to inform their understanding of the practice of public health and underpin practice and service development K
Utilise and critically evaluate appropriate tools and screening processes to identify individuals and groups who are at risk and in need of further support K
Initiate and engage effectively in professional debate over policy and practice issues and development K
Draw on a range of research based information to inform their understanding of the practice of public health K
Utilise and critically evaluate appropriate tools and screening processes to identify individuals and groups who are at risk and in need of further support K
Initiate and engage effectively in professional debate over policy and practice issues and development K
Identify and define complex problems and apply relevant knowledge and skills to their solution to protect the public's health and wellbeing from specific risks C
Critically analyse and interpret data and communicate information about the health and wellbeing related needs of a defined population C
Critically evaluate, challenge and apply health policies relating to the wellbeing and protection of groups and communities and their environments C
Evaluate and apply legal and ethical principles within their own area of practice C
Recognise and determine complex problems and issues clearly and initiate and manage projects to improve health and wellbeing of individuals and groups C
Critically evaluate and apply research methodologies and other evidence based knowledge to synthesise information for the advancement of public health practice C
Critically analyse and interpret data and apply relevant knowledge and skills to their solution to protect the public's health and wellbeing from specific risks C
Critically analyse and interpret data and communicate information about the health and wellbeing related needs of a defined population C
Critically evaluate and apply health policies relating to the wellbeing and protection of groups and communities and their environments C
Evaluate and apply legal and ethical principles within their own area of practice C
Recognise and determine complex problems and issues clearly and initiate and manage projects to improve health and wellbeing of individuals and groups C
Critically evaluate and utilise evidence based knowledge and information for the advancement of public health practice C
Establish working partnerships to raise awareness about health and social wellbeing and related factors, services and resources P
Communicate effectively and confidently in an academic or professional arena P
Identify opportunities to work collaboratively to initiate and develop health programmes and services to reduce inequalities P
Establish working partnerships to raise awareness about health and social wellbeing and related factors, services and resources P
Communicate effectively and confidently in an academic or professional arena P
Identify opportunities to work collaboratively to initiate and develop health programmes and services to reduce inequalities P
Develop effective communication skills to empower individuals and groups to improve their health and wellbeing T
Reflect on own and others' functioning in order to improve practice T
Develop as an independent and self-critical learner, able to manage own requirements for continuing professional development T
Work effectively with a public health team as a member and a leader, clarifying tasks and making effective use of the capacities of group members T
Become an independent and self-critical learner, able to manage own requirements for continuing professional development T
Develop effective communication skills to empower individuals and groups to improve their health and wellbeing T
Reflect on own and others' functioning in order to improve practice T
Develop as an independent and self-critical learner, able to manage own requirements for continuing professional development T
Work effectively within a public health team T
Become an independent and self-critical learner, able to manage own requirements for continuing professional development T

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

Consolidated practice (3 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
Cross Year

Optional modules for Consolidated practice (3 years) - FHEQ Level 7

N/A

Consolidated practice (2 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
Cross Year

Optional modules for Consolidated practice (2 years) - FHEQ Level 7

N/A

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 2017/8 academic year.