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BSc Intercalated Degree in International Health

Year 1

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

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.


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