Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society. The Public Health theme aims to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and applied skills to launch a career in public health service, research, policy or advocacy.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Critically appraise and apply knowledge from studies using qualitative methods
- Explore theories describing health, illness, health care and health policy as social processes
- Identify social determinants of health and disease at individual, interpersonal, institutional, community, and policy level
- Select appropriate methods for health improvement and disease control and prevention at individual, interpersonal, institutional, community, and policy levels
- Design robust evaluations of interventions with the potential to improve health or prevent disease
Theme essential modules
Theories of leadership and change for public health practice
or one other module, chosen from any theme, from the full list of optional modules.