BSc Intercalated Degree in International Health
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which - will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- apply knowledge and understanding to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project; and- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable;And also:- gain an understanding of global health issues and determinants of health;- explore and gain an appreciation of intra-country, inter-country, and inter-regional differences in health and healthcare;- consider the interactions between developed and developing world with reference to health; and- acquire through research, an in-depth understanding of a particular aspect of international health.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; - the ability to exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the capacity to deploy decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences; and- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.And also:- To develop critical and analytical skills to be able to appraise health, health policy, and health-care challenges in an international setting.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;Assessment is by coursework, examinations and written accounts of the two research projects.