Humanitarian Action

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Location Distance Learning
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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Posted: 21 Feb 2020

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Posted: 18 Feb 2020

University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell said: ‘Our student, staff and communities are at the heart of our university and particularly during times of challenge it is important we stand as one to help and support each other.’

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UG Open Event(2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 18 Mar 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.

UG Open Event (2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 22 Apr 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.