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MH901 - Health Improvement and Management for Public Health

  • Module code: MH901
  • Module name: Health Improvement and Management for Public Health
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of current issues of public health.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and ability in the following areas: Subject knowledge and understanding: Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of current issues in public health; Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the national and international context of public health and health care policy. Subject Specific Professional Skills: Be able to implement methods of assessing health and health care; Be able to prepare appropriate public health protocols and policy documents; Be able to identify an appropriate balance of different approaches to policy questions. Cognitive skills: Ability to use critical appraisal skills; Ability to evaluate and use different sources of evidence appropriately. Key skills: Written communication skills; Oral communication skills; Working with others Problem solving.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 Days

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MH901-20)
A1 (Assessed work only) Oral Group Presentation 10%
  Written Assignment (4000 words) 90%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Public Health (B902) - Year 1
  • 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
  • Postgraduate Award in Issues in Public Health (B921) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • MSc in Health Sciences (B947) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98F) - Year 1