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MD941 - Public Mental Health & Well-Being: Measurements, Determinants & Promotion

  • Module code: MD941
  • Module name: Public Mental Health & Well-Being: Measurements, Determinants & Promotion
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This course will provide a theoretical and practical grounding in current issues in public mental health. It will place public mental health issues within the context of public health in general. It will also present mental health within a context of well-being as opposed to one of mental illness. The epidemiology of mental health across the lifespan will be addressed together with risk and protective factors at all stages of the life course.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should: Have a systematic understanding of the epidemiology of mental health problems as they affect adults, adolescents and children; Have a practical understanding of the determinants, risk and protective factors for mental health at different stages in the life course; Be able to critically evaluate different discourses on the nature of mental well-being and different approaches to measurement; Have a practical understanding of a range of approaches to mental health promotion and mental illness prevention; Understand and have a critical awareness of the concepts and evidence regarding interventions for public mental health; Understand and critically evaluate concepts and practice of public mental health interventions.

Timetabled teaching activities

6 Days (2 x 3 day blocks)

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD941-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Public Health (B902) - Year 2
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 3
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 4
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 5
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 6