Health Protection - Online

University College Cork


Course Name Health Protection - Online
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PCHPTN
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PG Cert
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Duration 6 months Part-Time.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
This is a part-time course. This programme will be taught online over 7 months (September-March).
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €2,800 (per academic year) .

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:
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Entry 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 scien...


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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 al...

Course Content

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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 n...

Subjects Taught

The programme consists of a total of 30-credit modules; two 10-credit modules and two 5-credit modules. This is a structured online programme that requires approximately 15 to 25 hours of study commitment for the duration of each module. Aft...

Assessment Method 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.
Careers or Further Progression The course allows for progression to an Online Master of Public Health, also delivered by the School of Public Health.

Queries can be directed to Fiona Barry, School of Public Health, UCC at or Maura Smiddy, School of Public Health, UCC at
Further Enquiries Dr Maura Smiddy
+ 353 (0)21 4205508
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