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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Public Health at University College Cork

Course Details

In Part I, you will take core modules to the value of 30 credits.

In Part II, you can choose one of the pathways and undertake modules to the value of 30 credits (Pathways 1, 2 and 3).

You will take a total of 60 credits as below:

Part I
Core Modules - All Pathways

Students take 30 credits as follows:
EH6025 Principles and Practice of Public Health (10 credits)
EH6026 Applied Research for Public Health (10 credits)
EH6027 Public Health Informatics (5 credits)
EH6028 Leadership in Public Health (5 credits)

Students must achieve an aggregate of 50% overall in Part I in order to proceed to Part II.

Part II
(Pathway preferences will need to be chosen in consultation with the Programme Director.)

Pathway 1: Health Promotion

Students take 25 credits as follows:
EH6029 Health Promotions: Concepts, Principles and Practice (10 credits)
EH6039 Public Health and Behavioural Change (5 credits)
EH6045 Practice Portfolio - Health Promotion (5 credits)
PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills (5 credits)
plus
5 credits from the following:
EH6046 Global and Environmental Health (5 credits)
SS6017 Critical Social Science Perspectives on Public Health (5 credits)

Pathway 2: Health Protection
Students take 30 credits as follows:
EH6019* The Principles and Practices of Multi-disciplinary Health Protection (10 credits)
EH6035* Practice Portfolio (5 credits)
EH6046* Global and Environmental Health (5 credits)
MB6000* Microbiology for Health Protection (5 credits)
PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills (5 credits)

* Holders of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection or the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health will be exempt from these modules if passed as part of the Postgraduate Certificate examination if he/she undertakes the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health within five years from the date of successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection or the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (EH6019, EH6035, EH6046, MB6000, and PG6009).

Pathway 3: Epidemiology
Students take 30 credits as follows:
EH6031 Advanced Epidemiology (10 credits)
EH6044Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis(5 credits)
PG6009
Graduate Information Literacy Skills (5 credits)
ST6011
Advanced Biostatistics (5 credits)
ST6012 Survival Analysis (5 credits)

Fact File

Course Code: CKW19 Full-time; CKW20 Part-time

Course Title: Public Health

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 1 year Full-time; Maximum 5 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 to 5 years.

Qualifications: PG Dip

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: Fees for 2017/18 TBC

2017 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 1st September 2017

Course Practicalities

The teaching takes place from 4pm to 9pm on Thursdays and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays. Teaching will include SPSS (all students) and STATA labs (Advanced Epidemiology students) and occasional field trips. For two of the pathways (Health Promotion and Health Protection) you are expected to complete a ten day placement.

Assessment

You will have a range of written assignments, exams, a placement portfolio and presentations to complete for this postgraduate diploma

Application Procedure

?Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc.

Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here.

For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the application process for this programme. This form is available to view hereSupplementary Questions CKW19 & CKW20 (35kB)?

All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Fees for 2017/18 TBC

2017 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 1st September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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