• Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status • Gain the knowledge required for the UK Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists • Vocational course with applied learning and input from visiting practitioners
This course is for students from diverse backgrounds who wish to enhance their career prospects in environmental and public health in local authorities, the NHS, the voluntary sector or private companies.
This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health. You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to operate in modern Environmental Public Health (EPH) practice. The successful completion of the course enables you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to Environmental Public Health. The knowledge base developed through study can assist you to demonstrate the skills required for application for entry on the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists.
• Research and Professional Practice • Risk: Perception and Management • Environment, Health and Wellbeing • Optional modules: Control of Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases Energy, Resources and Sustainability • Dissertation
Employment opportunities are available in developing policy and implementing environmental and public health practice in local authorities, health services, voluntary organisations and private companies. Graduates have also developed careers in public health education and research.
The course is designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking environmental and public health employment, and to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in government, industry and the voluntary sector. This course seeks to develop graduates who are able to play a leading role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental and public health policy initiatives.
Graduates of the course have found positions as planners and administrators in public health intervention units, trainers in community education services, been promoted to more senior posts in environmental health practice or embarked on research studies leading to the award of PhD.
The best thing about studying at Salford is being able to live and work in a city as diverse as Manchester. There is so much going on in the city and the locals are really friendly - plus Manchester is ideally located and you can travel to many beautiful places in England, Scotland and Wales in no time.
I especially enjoyed meeting like-minded students from various backgrounds. Also we got to discuss public health issues with a number of interesting guest lecturers.
Come here open-minded, try to go to places you have not been to before and most of all challenge yourself anew every day.
Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any subject. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
Recipient: University of Salford
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