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Issues in Public Health

The Issues in 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.

Contact: CPDenquiries@warwick.ac.uk

 

Course type: Module

Available as a Stand-alone Course? Yes

Course Leaders: Sarah Stewart-Brown
Wendy Robertson

Duration: 5 days

Credits: 20

Module Code: MH901

Assessment: 4,000 word assignment

Fees 

Funding Opportunities

Next Course:

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

How to apply: Apply online

Available on which courses?

Module Syllabus:

  • 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

By the end of the module, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and ability in the following areas:

  • Key approaches in the practice of public health
    • Health Needs Assessment
    • Commissioning
    • Health Impact Assessment
    • Change management
    • Finding public health evidence
    • Management of the media
    • Perceptions of risk
  • Key topics for contemporary public health
    • Alcohol
    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • Social capital and relationships
    • Physical activity
    • Food and nutrition
    • Complementary and alternative medicine
    • Climate change, health and sustainability