Health Improvement

Health Improvement

Level 7, 20 Credits

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.

Course aim

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 length

This is a standard semester based module (12 weeks). The module runs from September 2020.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.28 per credit.


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

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

There are two assessments:

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

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

How to apply

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

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information, please contact:

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

T: 0151 231 5829

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.

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