Public Health Policy and Practice

Public Health: Policy and Practice

Public Health: Policy and Practice

Level 7, 20 Credits

Course aim

During this module, you will be introduced to the concepts and underpinning theories associated with public health knowledge and practices. You will also review historical and contemporary public health policies and strategies. The module emphasises examining health inequalities and measures to reduce them.

Course length

The module runs for approximately 13 weeks from September to January. Sessions will include lectures, seminars and workshops.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £32.00 per credit.


Classroom based for 2 hours per week for 13 weeks.

Course content

You will study the following topics:

  • principles and concepts of health and public health
  • key domains of public health
  • public health arrangements in England
  • the history of public health (local, national and international perspectives)
  • the health transition and social determinants of health
  • inequalities in health (definitions, explanations, impact)
  • public health governance, policy and strategies
  • public health governance beyond the state (international organisations, NGOs, and communities)
  • public health risk and public health ethics

You will be assessed via an essay and a report.

Entry Requirements:
  • You will normally be expected to have a first degree in order to enrol on this programme
  • Evidence of equivalent learning gained through work may also be considered if you do not have a first degree
  • The Programme Leader must also be confident that you have the potential to study successfully at Level 7 and that you will benefit from completing the course
  • Consideration will be given for prior education and experience
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module 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 postgraduate online application form

Further information

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

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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