KE7025 - CIEH Integrated Professional Assessment

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What will I learn on this module?

You will apply knowledge gained from your studies of all the Environmental Health intervention areas (KE7012 Food Safety Management, KE7010 Housing and Health, KE7011 Managing for Health and Safety, KE7009 Environmental Protection and Health and KE7008 Public Health) to a case study /scenario provided to you. You will need to be able to show your competency in applying at least two of the five intervention areas to this scenario completing the tasks set during the two hour written seen exam. This is a professional assessment of your competency to practice as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) and a requirement of the professional body – the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

How will I learn on this module?

This module is a professional competency based assessment required by the professional body the CIEH. You will learn from the other modules that you complete during the MSc programme. You are required to assimilate this knowledge through reflection and understanding of risk to give logical, considered, risk based responses to how an EHP would deal with a given case study / scenario.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will be provided throughout the MSc programme during lectures and particularly seminars where you will engage in small group activities and receive guidance and feedback from academic staff. Further resources will be available on-line for each module via the eLP this includes interactive reading lists. Academic staff will respond to questions by email and will share common issues with the wider group so all can benefit. Teaching staff operate an ‘open door’ policy for students meaning you can approach them anytime during normal office hours, or via email, to answer questions, receive feedback and support your learning on the module.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO 1: Integrate knowledge across at least two intervention areas associated with Dahlgren and Whitehead’s 1992 conceptualisation of health and wellbeing.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO 2: Demonstrate the capacity to establish the nature of hazards and make judgements on risk.
MLO 3: Show how the acquisition, assimilation and application of knowledge can be used to generate possible options for resolution of the problem, and, where possible, suggest ‘the most appropriate courses of action’ to resolve environmental health focused problems.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• MLO 4: Show through practical examples, how a range of measures can be used to communicate messages between parties involved in environmental health interventions in order to maximise the outcome, including: letters, reports, ‘briefing notes’, notices, schedules, presentations etc.

How will I be assessed?

This is a two hour seen written examination where you will be given case study /scenario reading material (although not the questions) in advance of the exam. The exam represents 100% of the assessment for this module with a pass/fail outcome. You may be asked to attend a viva to discuss your responses with qualified Environmental Health Practitioners.

Assessment is based on your prior learning throughout the programme and reflects CIEH guidance on how this module should be assessed. This module is assessed at level 6 in accordance with CIEH guidance. You will be given a case study / scenario incorporating at least two of the environmental health intervention areas. You will be expected to apply your knowledge and skills to provide an appropriate written risk based response and defend your chosen course of action.

There is no specific formative assessment provided for this module. You will however receive formative feedback throughout the MSc programme which will develop your understanding of EHP practice in each of the intervention areas.
The exam assesses all the MLO’s.





Module abstract

The Integrated Professional Assessment’ is undertaken once you have completed all other taught elements of the MSc programme. You will be assessed on your ability to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained across the programme for all intervention areas (KE7012 Food Safety Management, KE7010 Housing and Health, KE7011 Managing for Health and Safety, KE7009 Environmental Protection and Health and KE7008 Public Health)to determine your competency as an Environmental Health Practitioner. As such there is no specific teaching element for this module as knowledge is gained through completion of each module. The assessment is a requirement of the professional awarding body the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Passing this module is amongst one of the CIEH professional requirements to qualify as an EHP (refer to programme handbook or CIEH website for the latest requirements). Successful completion of this module is therefore essential for students seeking EHP status.

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Credits 0

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time
1 other options available

Department Geography and Environmental Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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