Public Health – Diploma in Higher Education (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The Diploma in Higher Education in Public Health is a one-year, full-time Higher Education course that will suit students wishing to develop their knowledge of current public health initiatives. This would supplement current job roles in health, social or childcare and potentially provide avenues for further career progression or study. The course reflects the changing approaches to health moving from an ‘illness’ approach to a ‘wellness’ approach.

This course is run in partnership with the University of South Wales.

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of an HNC or Certificate in Higher Education or Level 4 equivalent qualification in a related subject.

    If you hold an HNC or Certificate in HE in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

    Whilst the above entry criteria detail a typical offer, the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that in some cases it is appropriate to make those who do not meet the criteria an offer based on their personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

  • Career Prospects

    The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc in Care Studies - top up degree.

    Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of health and social care disciplines, for example: health promotion specialists, charity officers, community development workers, medical sales representatives, health service administrators and managers.

  • Course Details

    The programme will include lectures, practical sessions, seminars and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete written assignments and presentations as you progress through the programme.

  • Course Details
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Introduction to Public Health
    • Health Protection
    • Understanding Public Health Policy
    • Partnership Working
    • Integrating Research with Health and Social Care.
  • Assessment

    You will usually have to complete written assignments and presentations as you progress through the programme.

Study Mode

Higher Education & Degrees


Afan College - 01639 648200

Course Length

1 Year - Full-Time



Institution Code



2019/20 Fees:
£7500 Per Year