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Health Improvement and Management for Public Health

The Health Improvement and Management for Public Health module is a core module of the Masters in Public Health. It can also be taken as an optional module for some other courses and as a Postgraduate Award.

The module will help you become familiar with approaches that are used in public health around health improvement. Health improvement is one of the three key domains of public health practice, the other domains being health protection and improving services (UK Faculty of Public Health).

Module content

(1) Health improvement, including approaches for assessing and making changes to improve the health of the population:

  • Defining health promotion: overview of origins, health promotion frameworks / models to define the scope
  • Planning and implementing health improvement strategies and policies: Health needs assessment, planning cycles
  • Behaviour change (lifestyle approach): Health behaviour models, making every contact count, nudge approach
  • Other approaches: e.g. Public policy approach, social marketing, community development
  • Evaluation of health improvement interventions

(2) Management for Public Health, including management tools:

  • Change management
  • Understanding teams
  • Commissioning
  • Management of the media

(3) Current and emerging topics in health improvement

  • e.g. food and nutrition, mental health and wellbeing, sleep, physical activity

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


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

Contact:

Dolores Towers and Anna Scott

Tel:
+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 (90%)

Group Oral Presentation (10%)


Apply online


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

Fees