Taught course

Child Public Health

Institution
Swansea University · Childhood
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement of the scheme is a 2.2 (or above) degree in a related discipline (for example nursing, midwifery, childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health). Applicantswithout an undergraduate degree should have significant relevant work experience (the admissions tutor will assess the appropriateness of this experience in relation to the programme). Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview. They will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check). International students will also need this, or an approved University equivalent. International applicants - English language requirements: Students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The Child Public Health course aims to equip students with a knowledge of the multitude of factors that affect infant, child and family health and the importance of health in early childhood for future national health, well being and growth.

Exploring the evidence base underpinning Child Public Health policy in the UK and Internationally, this course examines health issues for children (and their families) aged 0 – 11 years such as perinatal health, nutrition and immunisations. It highlights the importance of child health, not only as a concept of illness, but as affecting wider long term educational, social and emotional development.

The programme uses a bio-psycho-social approach to critically evaluate the multitude of factors that influence child health and the role of multi-disciplinary professionals, policy makers and government in child health promotion and governance. Overall, it will emphasise the importance of the early years upon future child and population health and consider the public health policies and interventions established to promote and enhance this.

The course will:

  • Enhance understanding of the evidence base that drives Child Public Health policy, promotion and practice
  • Develop students critical perspective on the importance of child health, the interplay of factors that affect it and the impact it can have upon child outcomes
  • Promote critical understanding of child health from an integrated, holistic perspective examining evidence from biological, psychological and social angles
  • Raise awareness of the number of professions who play a role in Child Public Health and explore the importance of inter-professional working
  • Equip students with the knowledge to understand and promote child health in professional settings

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Amy Brown
Email
a.e.brown@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 518672