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Health and Wellbeing

BSc Honours

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Health and Wellbeing

BSc Honours

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    Year of entry: Sept 2019 
  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Part time (6 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Open Days Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Course Overview

Do you want a career that enables you to strategically and politically influence people’s health and wellbeing?

Health and wellbeing are two contemporary mainstream areas of employment that pose a challenge to Western societies, as well as globally. Many of the major illnesses and diseases that cause early death and ill health are the result of poor lifestyle in Western cultures, such as poor food choices and diet, sedentary behaviour and a lack of habitual physical activity, smoking, stress and mental health.

To respond to the growing need for a workforce with experience, knowledge and skills in how to improve health and wellbeing, we developed this degree in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health and major public health employers.

*Subject to approval

Why study with us

Get accredited. Alongside your degree, you’ll gain an accredited qualification from the Royal Society for Public Health.

Make an impact. You’ll develop the skills needed to make a significant contribution to   population and individual health and wellbeing.

Build your knowledge. You’ll develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of public and individual health monitoring, improvement and management, within a policy and strategic framework.

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94%

of our Health and Nutrition students are satisfied with the learning resources on their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)

95%

of our graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)

No. 2

Leeds Trinity University is 2nd in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction, behind only the University of Leeds.

(Mainstream Universities in National Student Survey 2018)​

23rd

We are joint 23rd in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

(National Student Survey 2018 via Times Higher Education)

Course Information

About this course >

You’ll gain an understanding of the factors that can influence and shape the health and   wellbeing of individuals, communities and society. You’ll explore how and why individuals behave in ways that either protect or harm their own health, and you’ll gain insight into how the social, political and structural environment that people live in affects their health decision-making.

You’ll also put theory into practice in two professional work placements, gaining valuable industry experience and connections. We’ve also aligned the degree with a range of national and international public health practitioner frameworks, ensuring you develop the up-to-date skills and knowledge that employers want.

Further Study

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MSc in Health and Wellbeing, MA Sport​ Management and PGCE courses, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Modules >

Year 1 

Your first year provides a foundation for understanding the principles that inform public health theory and practice. You will learn about the history of public health and methods used to measure and monitor population health. You will study sociological and psychological factors which influence individuals’ health decision-making. You will examine the ethical framework within which health improvement takes place, at individual and population level, and will be introduced to methods of researching and exploring the key issues in these areas. You will develop your ability to critique and evaluate information and resources, and to shape your understanding and engagement with the evidence around individual and population health issues. Finally, you will put your learning into practice with your applied placement at the end of the year.

Year 2 

In your second year, you will build on the foundations laid in the first year by analysing and interpreting information, and further developing your analytical skills. You will extend your understanding of health patterns and trends, with advanced epidemiology, and will further extend your research skills in preparation for your final-year dissertation project. Practically, you will learn to design and evaluate health interventions and will explore the policy framework that underpins population and individual health practice. Again, you will put your learning into practice with your second professional placement, but this year you have the opportunity to take an overseas  placement, bringing an international perspective to your studies.

Year 3  

Your final year offers the opportunity to specialise in your areas of interest through both optional modules and through your choice of dissertation project. You can opt to follow a psychology strand with ‘Aspects of Health Psychology’; a diversity strand with ‘Health Improvement for Special Populations’; a weight-management strand with ‘Healthy Weight Practical Strategies’, or consolidate your professional practice with the ‘Professional Learning Through Work’ option. On top of this, you will develop skills in influencing individuals' behaviour change within the 'Health Trainer' module and develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in leadership for health and wellbeing, in the ‘Leadership in Public Health and Individual Wellbeing’ module. Your final year enables you to bring together all of your learning from across the three years of the degree and really make your own mark in relation to your future employment prospects. 


Learning and Teaching >

Year 1 – 15.9% of scheduled learning and teaching; 222 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 938 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 2 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 200 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 913 hours of independent teaching; 138 hours on placement

Year 3 – 13.3% of scheduled learning and teaching; 160 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,040 hours of independent teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here
 
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Assessment


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 – 81.7% coursework; 10.8% written exams; 7.5% practical exams

Year 2 – 91.7% coursework; 8.3% practical exams

Year 3 – 89.6% coursework; 10.4% practical exams

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Entry Requirements >

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language, Maths and Science (or accepted equivalent qualifications).​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

Additional Costs

​​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015.

  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  

  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 

  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

UCAS Personal Statement

Writing your personal statement for UCAS applications is your opportunity to demonstrate what makes you the perfect fit for a university. With over 60,000 students applying for university places each year, you need to stand out from the crowd - and your personal statement is key. Our Admissions team has put together its top tips on how to craft the perfect personal statement.

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Placement Opportunities

We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

Students can work alongside exercise referral specialists within the community, as well as with public health specialists to address population health issues, such as smoking and mental. We also have partnerships with international charities, which give our students the chance to work on health projects in developing countries such as Rwanda, Cameroon, Uganda and Kenya.

Graduate Opportunities

​You'll be well-prepared for a wide variety of roles in the health and fitness, lifestyle and food industries. You could work as a health improvement specialist or a health promoter on corporate health and wellbeing programmes and in health-related local authority roles.

Campus Life

What is Unistats?

​What is Unistats?
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