University of Derby Online Learning
Become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop and evaluate public health projects in multi-disciplinary environments
The course is structured to allow knowledge transfer between home and overseas students, enabling you to benefit from best practice from all over the world. You’ll study the underlying causes, mechanisms and potential public health intervention strategies aimed at reducing health inequalities.
Elements of the course have a global perspective, so you’ll get to study global, environmental and public health issues to gain an international perspective. If you’re an international student you’ll be able to study topics that are directly relevant to your native country, as well as looking at UK specific issues.
Experienced teaching team
Our teaching team are friendly, approachable, and include public health specialists, environmental health practitioners, biomedical scientists, and psychologists. They will provide you with a broad perspective on public health issues that is firmly based in practice through case studies.
Public health specialists may mentor and support you throughout the course and research opportunities with the public health team may be available.
This is a practical course with a focus on case studies, scenarios and practice in the community run in partnership with the public health team at Derby City Council.
You will have the opportunity to learn using our state of the art facilities including our Interactive Immersive Simulation Suite that creates a real life environment for students allowing the application of theory to practice in a safe space forging critical discussion as a way to move forward.
Note that it does not provide readiness for the Faculty of Public Health examination (Part A).
Who is this course for?
If you’re a public health worker, such as a community nurse, environmental health practitioner, health promotion officer, community health worker, or if you have a medical or health background, this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.
This course is ideal if you’re working in public health and wish to improve your skills, and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with more autonomy and expertise in public health practice.
- A minimum of a lower second class Honours degree (2:2) or above in a public health related science from a UK university, the CNAA or an overseas equivalent with National Agency for the Recognition and Comparison of International Qualifications and Skills (NARIC) approval.
- Qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this route will be assessed and where necessary interviewed by the Programme Leader.
Additionally, International students will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in English with an IELTS score of 6.5 or above in all areas.
An education in public and environmental health allows a wide choice of careers to be opened up to you. It is anticipated that you could pursue careers working for government at both the local and national level.
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