Qualification: PG Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health online course can be studied over a period of time up to two years to suit your individual circumstances. The core components of the course ensure that you acquire the essential attributes and skills commensurate with the level of studies and award.
Teaching methods and style
Unlike a traditional university environment, our online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health course utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.
This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.
You will be supported throughout your Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health programme by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.
Methods of assessment
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health course includes both compulsory and optional modules, so you can tailor the content of your course to more closely fit your interests and aspirations.
We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the course will be based on a combination of written assignments, engagement in online discussion forums and the completion of a dissertation based on an individual research project.
You will be able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Masters course.
We achieve this by:
- showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
- the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
- assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
- ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and
- the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.
We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
On successful completion of your Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, you will be invited to progress onto the Master of Public Health qualification.