Violence

Violence

Violence

Level 7, 10 Credits

Course aim

You will critically examine a range of key issues related to violence and health from international, national and local perspectives. You will also gain a greater understanding of the need to adopt an interdisciplinary public health approach when addressing the causes of violence, building prevention control strategies and promoting safety.

Course length

This module lasts for approximately 6 weeks.

Course structure

Lectures and seminars will be used to develop your knowledge of the impact of violence on health, and to critically review strategies implemented to prevent and control violence. You will be encouraged to read widely and to keep abreast of current trends and issues.

Student-led discussions and exercises will be used to explore topics covered and to facilitate the sharing of ideas and knowledge.

Course cost

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

Attendance

The course will be delivered one half day per week for 6 consecutive weeks. The course is delivered at LJMU.

Course content

During the course you will examine violence as a public health issue from different disciplinary perspectives. 

You will be introduced to epidemiological principles related to understanding violence, followed by a critical examination of key aspects of violence, including: 

  • genocide
  • gender-based violence
  • child and elder abuse
  • youth violence
  • self-directed violence
  • ethical and advocacy issues

Materials developed by the World Health Organization and research by LJMU's Public Health Institute will be used to support and inform your studies.

Assessment

This programme will be assessed by a 3,000 word essay.

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 lack the above qualification. 
  • The Programme Leader must also be satisfied that you have the potential to study successfully at Masters level and will benefit from the programme. 
  • 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 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.

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

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