Why study this course?
This flexible course is perfect if you’re seeking to expand your knowledge and skills. You’ll increase your awareness and understanding of health promotion, public health and the ways individuals and groups experience them. You’ll also study the social determinants of health and their impact, and explore ways of working with people and communities to help them develop skills to improve their health.
More about this course
With the increasing emphasis on health promotion, public health and the social determinants of health, this top-up degree has been designed for those who aspire to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing in this fascinating and expanding field.
We’ll develop your knowledge and skills to address key public health issues, including health inequalities, health enhancing strategies and community engagement.
The course is delivered through a mix of classroom and distance learning. The teaching materials will be mapped and developed in line with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2013) to address market needs and enhance your employability.
During the course you will learn about contemporary public health challenges and consider development while undertaking a practice-based project. The course may be taken over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) and is designed to be flexible for those in work, with self-directed elements and a distance learning module.
It is ideally suited to those who have a foundation degree or a Diploma of HE in a relevant area such as nursing or health and social care who wish to broaden their career opportunities through an honours degree.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 3 modules include:
Practice Based Public Health and Health Promotion Project (core, 60 credits)
Project Based Research and Evaluation (core, 30 credits)
Public Health and Health Promotion (core, 30 credits)
Where this course can take you
The course will improve career prospects for working in a variety of roles in public health and health promotion in a range of organisations including the NHS, local authorities, Public Health England, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as in voluntary and independent sectors.
The programme is aligned to the public health core and defined areas established in the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2013). After successful completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate to employers your public health and health promotion skills.