Professional/Short course Public Health and Health Promotion

Entry year
2023/24
Course code
UZVRE4203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Health and Social Sciences
Campus
Glenside
Duration
Approximately 6 weeks
Delivery
Face-to-face
Course Director
Dom McLernon

20 credit level 6 and level 7 module

Page last updated 2 February 2023

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

The 20 credit Public Health and Health Promotion module will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which may include lectures, seminars, e-learning, self-directed study and case study discussions. This module is available at level 6 (UZVRE4-20-3) and level 7 (UZVS9H-20-M).

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and critique the main theoretical frameworks informing public health and health promotion practice.
  • Discuss lay and professional contributions to public health and health promotion within the context of collaborative working.
  • Evaluate and critique the evidence base for public health and health promotion.
  • Examine the ethical and political dilemmas surrounding public health and health promotion practice.
  • Discuss strategies to evaluate the impact of public health policy.
  • Analyse the skills integral to public health and health promotion practice.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the contributions of concepts and determinants of health to models and approaches to public health and health promotion.
  • Discuss the evidence base for public health and health promotion.

Careers / Further study

This is a compulsory module in the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme. If you wish to apply for the full SCPHN programme, please contact the Admissions team on 0117 32 83333.

Structure

Content

The module syllabus typically includes:

  • History of public health and health promotion
  • Sociological approaches to health and well-being
  • Health promotion models, frameworks and approaches
  • Health inequalities
  • Empowerment and the promotion of health
  • Community capacity building and asset mapping
  • Settings approaches to health promotion
  • Evidence-based practice and evaluation

Assessment

The module is assessed through a 3,000 word project. 

Features

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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