This 20-credit masters-level module takes an upstream approach to thinking about health and wellbeing in our society. It provides the opportunity to critically explore contemporary approaches to public health and health promotion. Participants will develop their knowledge of population health, health protection, and health promotion nationally and with communities and individuals.
The aim of this module is to enable participants to think critically about the nature, purpose and practice of public health and to critically examine ways of promoting health in collaboration with communities and individuals.
Level 7 – masters degree
Online distance learning
On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
- Critically explore historical and contemporary public health perspectives, including social, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors.
- Critically examine the concept of population health, including demography, epidemiology and health protection.
- Demonstrate a systematic in-depth understanding of evidence-based health promotion approaches when collaborating with communities and individuals.
The assessment for this module is in two parts:
1. A series of set exercises critically exploring public health topics.
2. A written assignment demonstrating a systematic in-depth understanding of health promotion approaches.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).
Online distance learning starts on 6 October.
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some MSc Advanced Professional Practicepathways – please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.
- Application forms.
- Change of name forms.
- Pre-course information.
- Downloadable guides.
- Student card.
To undertake this module as part of a professional development pathway you must be:
- A registered health and social care practitioner or health and social care worker.
- Ideally in possession of previous study at degree level.
Individuals without a degree may be eligible to apply providing they have appropriate practice-related experience relevant to the programme, please discuss with the Professional Development Unit prior to application.
Fees and funding
Please see our professional development module fees page.
Funding for this module may be available through your employing organisation. Please contact your organisation’s education coordinator in the first instance.
The module lead is Fiona Ramsay