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Credit value of modules

Where credits are assigned to each component of a programme, the credit value indicates the amount of learning in terms of notional study hours.

For students registered with effect from 1 September 2011 on MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificatein Public Health (credit framework structure) credits are assigned to award components satisfactorily completed as follows:

For the core PHM1 modules, 10 credits will be assigned to each module satisfactorily completed. For the elective modules, 15 credits will be assigned to each module satisfactorily completed, and for the Project Report, 45 credits will be assigned. One credit equates to 10 hours of notional learning hours, therefore, 10 credits equates to 100 hours, 15 credits to 150 hours and 45 credits to 450 notional learning hours. Each award requires the following number of credits:

MSc Public Health = 180 credits

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health = 120 credits

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health = 60 credits.

For students registered with effect from 1 September 2010 or earlier on the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health who have not transferred to the credit framework structure, credits will not be assigned to award components.