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Public Health and Health Promotion (MSc/PgDip)


Course Description

The course will develop your public health mindset and give you the confidence and skills to engage with the new public health agenda. The focus of the course is both academic and applied, and aims to produce graduates who ask questions and know how to set about answering them through critical thinking and reflective practice.

Central to this course is our commitment to the process of enabling people and communities to increase control over their health and well-being. This approach provides graduates with the tools and knowledge to tackle inequalities in health and work towards combating social exclusion. Teaching public health from this perspective means that the curriculum is based on a social model of health. It draws upon the multi-disciplinary, multi-professional context of public health and engages with the interface between theory and practice.

The course provides an opportunity to examine concepts of Public Health and Health Promotion in a social context, plus the social construction of health, social patterning of health and leadership and management approaches to ensuring the effectiveness of interventions. The underlying principles of the course hope to engage students in increasing their enthusiasm and commitment towards Public Health whilst becoming empowered and competent.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/public-health-promotion

Modules

Year 1 (full-time)
- Perspectives in promoting health and well-being
- Population health and epidemiology
- Research in health and social care
- Public health leadership and management
- Health promotion and health improvement practice
- Political and social context of public health

On completion of these modules, students will need to attend Preparation for Dissertation sessions (six half days over six weeks) prior to completion of their dissertation.

Year 1 (part-time):
- Perspectives in promoting health and well-being
- Population health and epidemiology
- Health promotion and health improvement practice
- Political and social context of public health

Year 2 (part-time):
- Research in health and social care
- Public health leadership and management

On completion of these modules, students will need to attend Preparation for Dissertation sessions (six half days over six weeks) prior to completion of their dissertation.

Employability

The course develops confident, effective and highly skilled practitioners within a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Previous students have had a range of opportunities made available to them on completion of the course, and have extended and developed their public health roles and/or their strategic functions.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies if needed, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Visit the Public Health and Health Promotion (MSc/PgDip) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will normally require a Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant subject and have experience in the field of public health/health promotion/ community health in a paid or voluntary capacity. If you have extensive experience in the field of public health and health promotion but do not hold a first degree, please do make an application. Please contact the course director to discuss this further.

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