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CPD Health Improvement

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates
July, October, January, April
Course length
15 weeks PartTime
City campus

Course cost

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Course aim

This module encourages students to develop knowledge and competence in the area of health improvement. The module focuses on the use of health improvement approaches: health promotion, prevention and community development to influence the lifestyle and wider socio-cultural environment of populations, communities and individuals.

To provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate health improvement projects and programmesto improve health and wellbeing of populations.

Course content

Course under review

The syllabus will be structured around three approaches to health improvement: health promotion, prevention and community development and will include aspects of the following:

  • theories, models and approaches to health promotion
  • behavior change models at the individual, community and agency level
  • concepts, principles and strategies of community development
  • evaluation of health improvement initiatives

Teaching and learning

There is approximately 2-3 hours of classroom-based activity per week supported with additional online Canvas (VLE) based activity and learning.

Entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.

Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.


There are two assessments:

  • A 'Dragons Den' style presentation of an innovative intervention - 20 minutes
  • A written assignment of 2,500 words

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Public Health/Public Health (Addictions) award framework or as a single CPD.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.