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Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

July 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 10,722

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  • 16 Months
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Diploma
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Is public health a passion of yours? Do you hope to change your working environment and improve public health in your sector? Then our online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health could be the right choice for you.
  • On our programme you will gain a deeper understanding of public health, as well as exploring the core epidemiological concepts within disease.
  • You will also learn how to confidently measure and interpret population level data; increasing your ability to assess priorities, promote public health and consider the wider determinants of population health.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • Contemporary models and strategies to guide the design of effective health promotion activities
  • Public health challenges of interest facing the global population
  • Process of and application of techniques for population health needs assessment
  • The principles and methods of epidemiology with a particular focus on public health perspectives
  • The theory and practice of key personal development skills relevant to the healthcare domain
  • Upon completion of your PG Dip Public Health we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Master of Public Health (MPH) (180 credits).

Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH) Membership

  • As a leading voice in public health, RSPH provides opportunities for students to maintain up-to-date knowledge, access exclusive resources, explore potential careers and occupations, network with like-minded people, and be recognised as a committed public health professional.
  • All Master of Public Health students will be provided with a 1 year student membership with the RSPH following the completion of their first module. Upon completion of their postgraduate programme with UoEO, students will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of RSPH. If applying before their Student Member status expires, they can upgrade without being charged the upgrade fee.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2022
  • September 2022
  • October 2022
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Public Health, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Public Health, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant health field supported by appropriate references

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Health Promotion (20 credits)
  • Topics in Public Health (20 credits)
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting (20 credits)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits)*
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be completed in order to achieve the award.

  • Upon completion of your PG Dip Public Health we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Master of Public Health (MPH) (180 credits)

2021-22 Full course fee**: £7,714 

Full payment discount

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting their course in the 2021-22 academic year. 

Alumni discount

  • If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.
  • The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship.

 Scholarships

  • International scholarship (all courses) International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

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