Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of public health workers. This dynamic program offers applicants an opportunity to be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Wellness.

Applicants will take courses with a focus on disease prevention, spread, and impact on individuals, families and communities; epidemiology and surveillance; disaster mitigation, preparation, prevention and management; health promotion and living well with chronic diseases.

Program delivery utilizes a blended modality and is self-paced to allow participants to enroll part time or full time.

Objectives

This programme seeks to;

  • Recognize variations in local, regional, and global public health systems.
  • Use the social and political determinants of health in the promotion healthy lifestyles.
  • Consider current technological tools, in health communication and informatics.
  • Utilize evidence-based strategies in public health issues, systems, programmes for addressing interventions.
  • Think critically about the about the multifaceted nature of public health and ways of using this in finding solutions.
  • Consider various approaches in changing health behaviour, including influences from clinical care and social interventions.
  • Analyze health data and make inferences to guide public health decisions.
  • Conduct research among populations at risk on which to base recommendations for practice and contribute to the body of knowledge.
  • Function independently and contribute to the education of others in various public health topics of interest.

Entry Requirements

  1. Post-secondary school students require a minimum of five (5) CSEC passes (Mathematics and English required).
  2. SALCC graduates require Associate Degree or "A" Level qualifications in relevant disciplines.
  3. Mature students and other graduates require professional and work experience; relevant qualification as deemed appropriate by the university college.

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Programme Summary

  • This programme runs for three years and consists of six (6) semesters.
  • Each year consists of two (2) semesters.
  • There is a total of 120 Credits to be scored.
  • Critical Reading and Writing (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Introductory to Sociology (GE) (3 Credits)
  • A Survey of Saint Lucian History and Heritage (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Algebra Essentials (GE) / Mathematical Reasoning and Logic (4 Credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Speech, Self and Society (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Ethics and Professional Development (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Modern Language 1 (3 Credits)
  • Health Promotion (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Epidemiology (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Modern Language 2 (3 Credits)
  • Information Society (RI) (3 Credits)
  • Sustainable Development (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Community Health (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Statistical Applications (RI) (4 Credits)
  • Public Health Systems (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
  • Computer Applications / Health Informatics (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Environmental Health (3 Credits)
  • Public Health Surveillance (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Climate Change and Health (4 Credits)
  • Global Health (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Scientific and Technical Writing (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Field Experience (Practicum) (6 Credits)
  • Bioethics (3 Credits)
  • Youth and Risk / Health Economics (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Research (RI) (3 Credits)
  • Aging in Today’s Society (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Biostatistics (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Social Determinants of Caribbean People (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Research Project (RI) (3 Credits)
  • Sociology of Health and Illness (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Leadership and Policy and Health (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Community Service learning (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Current issues and topics in Public Health (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Applied Experience (Practicum) (6 Credits)

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