Public Health Policy and Practice

Public Health: Policy and Practice

Public Health: Policy and Practice

Level 7, 20 Credits

Course aim

To enhance knowledge and understanding of population-based health issues and the public health response through policy and practice.

Course length

This is a standard semester-based module (12 weeks). The module normally runs once a year on a Tuesday in Semester 2 (this is subject to change).

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £35.00 per credit.

Attendance

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

Course content

You will study the following topics:

  • Principles and concepts of health and public health
  • Key domains of public health and the public health approach
  • A broad history of public health approaches: national and international perspectives
  • Social determinants of health and health risk
  • Public health governance and stewardship
  • Public health policy and health in all policies
  • Inequalities in health and strategies to reduce
  • Public health ethics

Assessment

Assessment comprises of one short online test (30 minutes) and one report of 3,500 words

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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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