ARU vibrant, modern University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally and it has ambitious plans for the future. its main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investments. With an annual income of £190m, over 30,000 students and 2,100 staff, it is a major force for higher education in the East of England. The Faculty of Medical Science is the newest of the University’s five faculties. The Department Public Health offers an extensive range of courses (degrees) and modules designed to educate and train health and social care students for work in a diverse range of primary, community and public health environments. its courses are designed to cater for the needs of international students and UK and European primary care and public health professionals. The courses are designed to offer flexibility and thus place a greater emphasis on work-‐based and online learning. it maintains excellent links with employers, the local NHS and local authority and other key organisations. it provides work placements and support practice teachers, mentors and students through its Educational Champions and link teams.
The University caters for professionals who wish to update their practice, obtain further qualifications, change career pathways, enhance their skills base or participate in debates and discussions to inform policy, practice knowledge and service innovation. Key subject areas include public health, specialist community public health nursing, midwifery, clinical assessment skills, non medical prescribing, contraception and sexual health and palliative care. it provides a creative and energetic environment for undertaking research that addresses real issues across the full spectrum of public and primary health.