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Liverpool John Moores University

Environmental Health

UCAS Code: B911

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Not acceptable Average A Level offer: BBC Maximum AS Level points accepted: Not acceptable

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area. Points can be achieved from a combination of passes, merits and distinctions

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 112 UCAS points required

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects FETAC acceptability: All modules accepted Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken

Scottish Higher: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Scottish Advanced Higher: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

112

We shortlist applicants based on current qualifications, predicted grades, references and personal statement. We are looking for applicants who are interested in creating a fairer and healthier world. We are also looking for applicants who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want applicants with the ability to: •Communicate effectively and confidently •Understand and discriminate between ideas and methods in the field of public health •Evaluate new ideas and add them to their existing knowledge when they judge them to be sound •Appraise knowledge and suggest possible solutions to a range of problems •Take responsibility for organising and delivering their own work, for developing as an independent learner, and planning their own career pathways. For deferral options please contact the Faculty Admissions Team on 0151 231 5829 or email health@ljmu.ac.uk ​You must contact the Faculty Admissions Team to check equivalent qualifications prior to applying. Mature students without formal qualifications will also be considered. Normally upon receipt of application, the Admissions Tutor will contact you to discuss your application in further detail. Are Level 3 NVQs acceptable? Accepted in a relevant subject for Mature Applicants who meet other specified criteria (see notes)

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental and public health

This course is your first step to becoming an Environmental Health Practitioner, an important role designed to protect public health. As a Practitioner, you would have a range of powers to help you advise and ensure compliance with the relevant legislation. You would also deal with people from across the whole of society, from the elderly and vulnerable to managing directors of large multinational companies, using education and enforcement to improve health and quality of life.

Accredited under Curriculum 2011 of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), this course is your first step to becoming an Environmental Health Practitioner. It covers the five key areas of Environmental Health, enabling you to specialise in any of these areas after graduation. These areas are:

+ housing

+ food safety

+ health and safety

+ environmental protection

+ health protection and promotion

Located within the Public Health Institute at LJMU, the course benefits from extensive links with a range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors and provides a wealth of expertise at your fingertips. You will also be following in the footsteps of famous Liverpool practitioners, as both the first Medical Officer of Health (Dr Duncan) and the first Environmental Health Practitioner (Thomas Fresh) in the country were appointed in the city.

The course includes the food practical examination (including an offsite 2 day training course) and the Integrated Professional Assessment, key requirements for registration as an Environmental Health Practitioner. Along with taught sessions the course provides a range of field trips for students focusing on the key areas of environmental health.

In the past these have focused on:
+ health and safety (Matalan)

+ food safety (Dairy Crest)

+ waste (Gillmoss Recycling Centre)

+ the local Magistrates court

Students preparing for their food practical exam have also visited the Liverpool fruit and vegetable market plus the Liverpool meat and fish market.

The course focuses not just on extending your knowledge and skills in relation to Environmental Health but also on developing your graduate employability skills.

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

•Key Study Skills
•Environmental Sciences
•Understanding Populations
•An Introduction to Environmental Health Law and Policy
•Environmental Health Concepts
•Practical Skills for Environmental and Public Health

Level 5

•Work Based Learning - Developing Environmental Health Skills
•Food Safety
•Environmental Protection
•Housing and Public Health
•Research Methods for Environmental Health
•Health and Safety

Level 6

•Dissertation
•Professional and Interdisciplinary Studies
•Globalization: Health and Environmental Impacts
•Career Planning and Professional Development
•Health Promotion

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are being assessed, which is why we offer a variety of assessment methods. These include exams (seen and unseen), as well as coursework in the form of essays, reports, posters, critiques of a paper or media item, peer presentations or small-group work to devise a public health strategy. There will be a workplace-based project in Level 5 of your degree and a dissertation in Level 6 which both require extensive independent study.

Much of your feedback will be provided electronically via Canvas (our virtual learning environment) within 21 days of submission. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Public Health Institute

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

63%
low
Environmental and public health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Natural and social science professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental and public health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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