Applied Health (Public Health) Intercalated BSc (Full time) 2017 start
Start date: September 2017
1 year full time
UK fees See fees section below
Study abroad option: No
Work placement option: No
This course is available to UK residents only
The BSc in Applied Health - Public Health is an intercalated full time course over one year that offers students the chance to follow a particular interest whilst ensuring they are well grounded in essential skills for learning, teaching and research. Students will develop these core skills whilst exploring aspects of public health in more detail.
A longitudinal placement, supported by public health supervisors in either a Local Authority or in Public Health England will run throughout the academic year to contextualise learning.
Critical appraisal skills, knowledge of research methods, and an understanding of the systems they are working in will all help students to practise more effectively as future doctors.
The Applied Health Suite is designed to give budding doctors and dentists the best chance to develop these generic skills so that they can become better clinicians and go on to achieve excellence. Many of our students go on to win prizes, publish their work and present at conferences and this course is a potential pathway for those wishing to pursue an academic career.
All the programmes in the Applied Health Suite offer the support of a joint administrative and personal tutor team, plus the peer support that comes from shared induction and learning for all students on the BSc Applied Health suite.Back to top
As well as following a particular health interest in public health, students will become well grounded in essential skills for learning, teaching and research; including critical appraisal skills, literature appreciation and research methods so that they can evaluate new and current approaches.
Students will have the opportunity to develop these core skills whilst exploring public health in more depth. Students will benefit from an extended public health placement to ensure learning is based on the experience of practical public health alongside the evidence based teaching of academic skills relevant to all medical careers. Each student will be allocated to a public health supervisor based in a Local Authority or in Public Health England.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
|Patients and their Illness||10 credits|
|Learning and Teaching||10 credits|
|Clinical Placement||30 credits|
|Introduction to Health Systems||10 credits|
|Research and Evaluation Methods||10 credits|
|Research Project in Applied Health||40 credits|
|Population Health: Principles and Practice||10 credits|
Learning and teaching
Most of the modules will be taught in conjunction with students studying for other courses within the Applied Health BSc programme. However, there are also some modules specific only to the Public Health course, and there will be an opportunity to study alongside students from other degree courses, many of whom are practitioners working in public health organisations. Previous Public Health students have reported how much they value the opportunity to interact with students with "hands-on" public health experience. This exposure to "real-world" public health work, is developed further within the public health placement.
You will have full access to University of Leeds libraries, which include group study areas and spaces for private study. Much of the course material is provided through the Virtual Learning Environment, which can be accessed remotely, as well as on site. IT facilities have recently been upgraded and lecturers have access to high quality audio-visual equipment. Student support services are available through the course for study via the University's Student Services Centre.
Taught modules are assessed primarily by essays. Additional assessments include the demonstration of practical skills such as teaching a small group session, presenting at a mini conference, and performance on your placement.
A 7,500 word dissertation will be submitted at the end of the academic year (70% of the research project module).Back to top
Entry requirements, fees and applying
Attendance and successful completion of at least 2 years of a medical undergraduate programme in the UK or equivalent.
How to apply
Read about applying for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.
All Leeds medical/dental students wishing to intercalate at Leeds University must complete the relevant application form indicating a first, second and third choice of programme.
Medical students from other universities may apply for entry to this programme by contacting the LIHS Admissions Coordinator in the first instance.
Given the competitive nature of this course, candidates will be selected on the basis of their prior academic abiility and the interest in the subject area, as demonstrated through their personal statement.
UK: See fees section below
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2017, the fee for 2017/18 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% for 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in 2017 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course. Read the full government statement
Read about possible financial support for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.Back to top
Students taking one of the Applied Health suite degrees have gone on to present at conferences and to publish their research in national and international journals. Some have gone on to pursue careers in academic medicine.Back to top
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