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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

Induction module

Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.

Key Facts


Dolores Towers and Anna Scott

+44 (0)2476 574261

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Course Leaders:

Sarah Stewart-Brown

Wendy Robertson

Duration: 5 days

Credits: 20

Module Code: MH901


4,000 Word Assignment (90%)

Group Oral Presentation (10%)

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Next course:

Mon 11 Mar '19
11/03 - 15/03: Health Improvement and Management for Public Health

Available on which courses? Optional module: Public Health MPH

Funding Opportunities