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Health Improvement and Management for Public Health

The Health Improvement and Management for Public Health module will help you gain a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of current issues in public health.

The module will cover key approaches in the practice of public health, including:

  • Health Needs Assessment
  • Commissioning
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Change management
  • Finding public health evidence
  • Management of the media
  • Perceptions of risk

You will also have the opportunity to apply these approaches to public health needs in a geographical area.

Module content:

  • Perspectives and Dimensions of Public Health
    • Health distribution
    • Health determinants and needs
    • Health economics approaches
    • Governance and policy and impacts on health
  • Evidence and Knowledge in Public Health
    • Understanding Public Health research
    • Systematic reviews
    • Risk perception
  • Measures of Health and Valuing Health Status
    • Health status
    • Positive wellbeing
    • Discrete choice analysis
  • Practical Skills in Public Health
    • Deriving evidence
    • Project planning
    • Managing the media
    • Action planning

Not sure an MSc is for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information

Key Facts


Jas Kaur, Dolores Towers

+44 (0)2476 574261

+44 (0)2476 522035

Course Leaders:

Sarah Stewart-Brown

Wendy Robertson

Duration: 5 days

Credits: 20

Module Code: MH901

Assessment: 4,000 word assignment

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Available on which courses? Optional module: Public Health MPH

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