Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Public health is the art and science of improving health through the organised efforts of society. This course supports students in developing a critical understanding of the breadth of public health approaches to protecting, promoting, monitoring and improving health among the population as a whole.
The course is core to the MPH programme, but also open to students interested in understanding the population-based approach to health. All must be registered for the course and complete all assessments. The course is suitable for students wanting a professional (specialist/ practitioner) public health career and also for those wanting a related academic career.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This second semester course is based around the ‘health needs assessment’ approach (burden of ill-health and effectiveness of intervention) in relation to the provision of services/support in the context of political-economic-social circumstances to improving the health of a population. The course covers the core concepts of public health (including population at risk, prevention, effective intervention, monitoring population health, burden of disease and health inequalities) across the three major public health domains of health protection, health promotion and healthcare evaluation.
On completion of the ‘Health Needs Assessment’ course students should be able to:
The course provides an opportunity for MPH students to select a ‘health needs assessment topic’ that will form the basis for their ‘professional public health report’ or ‘academic manuscript’ research-based coursework which is undertake in the third semester.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: 2000 word essay (70%), written examination (20%), powerpoint presentation (10%).
Resit: oral viva examination
There are no assessments for this course.