Humanitarian Action

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Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date January, April, September
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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By critically evaluating the evidence, your own personal experience and that of others, you will be able to apply credible, timely solutions to compound problems in response to natural or man-made incidents wherever they occur. The module will run over three months and may be accessed completely on-line, with students working at their own pace and fitting their studies around their professional and personal lives. Summative assessment is a written assignment that will be agreed with your tutor at the beginning of the module. You will use your learning and formative evaluations
throughout the module to shape your final assessment

Graduate destinations

You may enter the programme at
Certificate/Diploma, undergraduate degree or postgraduate level to deepen and widen your perspectives of this important aspect of your work. The module can be studied on its own or can form part of the BSc Practice Development: Developing Paramedic Practice or BSc/MSc Practice Development framework, DipHE Paramedic Science, depending on the level studied.

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