The world is facing many public health challenges. The global epidemic of diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices, poverty and climate change are among the many key issues.
Your Public Health degree will give you the knowledge to understand why and how these challenges exist. You will have the opportunity to gain real-life public health experience by working alongside health professionals. In your final year, you can also choose to undertake public health work overseas. Recently, students worked on public health projects in Uganda (additional costs apply).
This public health course oﬀers a skill-based learning approach, with a combination of lectures, online learning and practical placements. You will also use our Hydra Simulation Centre, a simulated learning environment that monitors your leadership and decision making in real- time during critical events.
The Public Health degree will allow students to demonstrate competencies across the UK Public Health Register’s Practitioner Standards and start developing a portfolio based on the skills and knowledge framework. The inclusion of public health and epidemiological knowledge and skills is needed for understanding, planning, monitoring and evaluation of health programmes; however, practice-based teaching with emphasis on the links between multiple determinants affecting health is identified as essential in providing a skill-based learning approach.
In the first year, you will learn about the basic concepts of public health, health promotion, epidemiology, communication, ethics and policy. You will develop your ability to undertake public health research and gain a range of work-related skills.
The second year builds your knowledge of the basic concepts outlined in year one. You will also gain skills in project development, management and professional practice.
In the final year, you will undertake a project in an area of public health you find interesting. You will also further your understanding of the determinants of health and disease, and why good health is not equally distributed locally, nationally or globally.
Year One: Public Health Degree
- Study Skills for Higher Education
- Investigating Health and Wellbeing
- Law, Ethics and Policy
- Employability Skills
- Human Health and Disease
- Contemporary Issues in Health
Year Two: Public Health Degree
In the second year you will be able to further your knowledge in public health protection, epidemiology, health promotion, public health policy, health communication and evidenced based health care as well as developing your skills in relation to project development, management and professional practice in the project management module.
- Public Health Project Management 1
- Understanding Data and Disease Distribution
- Improving Community Health and Wellbeing
- Health Protection and Wellbeing
- Evidence Based Practice and Health Services
- Health Communication ]
Year Three: Public Health Degree
In the last year of your degree you will be provided the opportunity to develop an understanding of health determinants and the effect of inequalities in health globally in addition to critically review public health approaches. The inclusion of Public Health Project Management in addition to the Professional Development in Public Health modules will provide professional experience as well as allowing you to demonstrate competences across the UK Public Health Register’s (UKPHR) skills and knowledge framework and to start developing the portfolio.
You also will be able, if you wish, to choose to visit low and middle-income countries, such as Uganda, where you will be actively engaged in different public health activities. Please note that there will be additional costs for this visit.
- Public Health Project Management 2
- Professional Development in Public Health
- Global Perspectives in Public Health
- Public Health: Putting It All Together
- Introduction to Disaster Healthcare
- International Family Health
- Train the Trainer
- Physical Activity and Health
- Public Health Nutrition