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Studying Health Protection (Online) at the University College Cork

The programme aims to provide students, from a range of different professional backgrounds, with core knowledge and skills related to the practice of Public Health and Health Protection. This course supplies the knowledge and skills necessary for health protection (infection control) and public health on a global scale. The emphasis is on the use of evidence-based healthcare and practice that will enable participants to work in infection prevention and control, putting patient safety and public health principles into effect in both research and professional contexts. 

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

Completion of the course will equip students with the knowledge to support them in the coordination and management of infection prevention, control and health protection services in a broad number of settings.

On completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection students should be able to;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of public health.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate management of infections caused by different pathogenic microorganisms.
  • Investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections from sufficient knowledge of the characteristics and transmission of causative organisms.
  • Select appropriate methods for control of hospital and community-acquired infectious disease.
  • Design, implement and evaluate coordinated control methods utilising tools such as audit and surveillance.
  • Assess constraints of health protection delivery services and provide possible solutions to barriers.
  • Describe the global impact of infectious diseases and strategies which are effective, partially effective and ineffective in management and prevention.
  • Discuss the wider aspects of Health Protection.
  • Discuss and identify effective methods to bring about practice change.

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Health Protection (Online): Course:

The course runs from September to March each year. The Certificate (30 credits) must be completed within 36 months (i.e. 3 years) of programme commencement. Progression to Diploma and Master of Public Health is possible once all assessment is successfully completed. However, acceptance onto the Diploma or MPH will only be considered within five years from the date of above Certification.

Each 10-credit module will be delivered over 8 weeks, and each 5-credit module is delivered over 4 weeks. Students take one module at a time according to the pre-determined programme calendar.  Each 10-credit module consists of an estimated student workload of 200 hours and a 5-credit module 100 hours.  This consists of online, self-directed learning, required readings and subject investigation, E-tivities and assignments for preparation, participation and submission.

The course allows for progression to an Online Master of Public Health, also delivered by the School of Public Health.

Assessment
A range of continuous assessments is used across the modules.  These may include essays, case studies, online presentations, quiz, accumulative report writing, reflective journal and E-tivities. 

Who teaches this course?
The course is delivered by the School of Public Health staff in conjunction with external lecturers with experience in relation to health protection and public health.


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Health Protection (Online): Requirements:

  • Candidates must possess a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in a relevant subject area. Relevant subject areas are biological sciences, medical and health sciences, public health and social sciences.


Note: In some circumstances, applicants without a primary degree or applicants without a relevant primary degree may be recommended for entry to the programme under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee. Such applicants may be called for interview, and their admission will be subject to the approval of the School of Public Health's Executive Committee.

Technical Requirements
This programme will be delivered wholly online. As such, there are specific technical requirements that you need to meet.

1. You will need access to a laptop or desktop (either Mac OS or Windows) running a relatively recent operating system (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or Mac OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 or later). Access to the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment is supported by

UCC through IOS and Android apps, which are available from the respective App stores.

2. You will need access to a reliable broadband connection with at least 2MB download speeds. You can test your broadband or 4G speeds by visiting http://www.speedtest.net.

3. You must have a modern web browser installed. The most reliable options for use with UCC online learning are Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Download and installation instructions will be provided. Safari is not suitable.

4. You must have Java and Flash Runtimes installed. Download and installation instructions will be provided.

5. You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office 2003 or later or equivalent) and a PDF reader (preferably Adobe Acrobat Reader XI or later). Please note that registered UCC students have access to discounted software from Microsoft and Adobe.

To engage productively and successfully with the content, basic technical computer skills such as familiarity with word processing, web browsing and email is recommended.

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here


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Übersicht der Masterstudiengänge - University College Cork

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 Engineering - Sustainable Energy
 Financial and Computational Mathematics
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 Interactive Media
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