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Public Health: Policy, Principles and Practice

Key information

Course Leader: Theresa Titchener

Level: 6

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: blended learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 18, Independent Hours - 132

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 28/09/2023
  • 23/09/2024

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

The module is aimed at registered health care professionals currently working in an appropriate area of practice.    

This module can be studied at Level 6 or Level 7. In order to study at Level 6 you will need a diploma level qualification. In order to study at Level 7 you will need a degree level qualification. Students who commence the course have one month from the start date to transfer between levels after this time transfer will be at the discretion of the Programme or Course Lead.


Course Overview

This module involves an examination of the contemporary public health policy agenda and its implications for the role and practice of nurses and health visitors working in community settings. The module focuses on public health theories and frameworks together with consideration of social inequalities and their implications for health. Strategies for the identification and assessment of community health need will be critically examined together with approaches to promoting health and well-being.

Throughout students will be developing their skills of critical appraisal and synthesis as they seek to utilise existing data, both epidemiological and qualitative, apply theoretical material to practice and evaluate health promotion and public health interventions.



The assessment for this module will be:

  • Two-hour unseen in-class test.

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.