7WLM0013 Public Health Foundations (Lvl 7) (Online)

About the course

This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the theory, principles and practice of public health in the United Kingdom and Internationally.

For more course information please email online-degrees@herts.ac.uk

Who should attend this course?

Anyone working in health, social care or other similar public service wishing to develop and enhance their conceptual underpinning and practical skills in order to improve individual and population health.

Course content

This module builds upon the 9 core competencies of Public Health Practice set out by the Faculty of Public Health UK. The English NHS will form the central empirical case across the 9 key areas for public health training; notably the changing structure, leadership, evaluation and accountability for Public Health in England.

Global comparisons with regards management and delivery of Public Health will be used along with inequalities across and within nations. Global, communicable and non-communicable challenges (the ’triple burden’) will be used to provide integration across the module through case studies including: obesity, maternal health, mental health, healthcare associated infections, tuberculosis.

Students will examine Public Health in the broadest definition and across sectors: education, health, third sector (non-governmental), private and public, including the roles of multi-disciplinary professionals and occupational groups to improve public health outcomes.

Teaching methods

Distance learning.



Start DateEnd DateLink
25/05/202418/09/2024Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/202417/01/2025Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
25/05/202518/09/2025Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

Course fees

2022/23 price for 15 credits: £800

2022/23 price for 30 credits: £1600