CPD Health Improvement

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Cost per credit: £44.31


City campus

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 programmes to improve health and wellbeing of populations.

Course content

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

You will normally be expected to have a first degree; consideration will be given for prior education and experience:

  • Evidence of equivalent learning through work may also be considered if you lack formal qualifications
  • The programme leader must also be satisfied that you can study successfully at Level 7 and will benefit from the programme

How to apply

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.

Further information

Faculty Admissions Team

Faculty of Health 
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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