At a time when strategies and policies for improving individual and population health are firmly on the agenda of governments globally, this course has been specifically designed to meet these challenges and demand from stakeholders and prospective students.
The importance of innovative approaches to health and social care has never been more critical with the widening inequalities gap, the continuing global financial crisis and climate change. The new public health approach has different characteristics from the old public health model and now includes prevention and promotion whilst giving recognition of the social determinants of health. This course will allow you to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges locally, nationally and internationally.
You will explore the principles of health promotion and public health and address current issues in improving health and the prevention of disease including epidemiology. You will examine the impact of health inequalities and explore global health and health psychology and the principles of behaviour change.
See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/health-professions/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/health-promotion-and-public-health
What you will study
•Principles and Concepts: Health Promotion and New Public Health
•Evidence-based Public Health
•Health Psychology and the Principles of Behaviour Change
•Population Health & Wellbeing
•Leadership and Partnership Working for Health
Award: MSc Health Promotion and Public Health (180 SCQF level 11 credits)
How you will learn
You will be taught via our virtual learning environment CampusMoodle where you will work both individually and within a group environment, with formal and informal sessions. You will take part in online tutorial sessions through the virtual classroom utilising innovative technologies to facilitate engagement and encourage discussion and debate.
Key guest speakers are invited to join the modules to bring topical and current issues to the learning experience. In addition to the Module Leader, E-tutors from practice settings facilitate the discussion forums and online tutorials to help relate theory to practice.
This course is suitable for those working in the key areas of health, public health, health improvement, health promotion, local authorities, local government, education, social care, sports & leisure, private sector, occupational health, oral and dental health and the third sector both in the UK and internationally by providing you with a professional qualification that will develop your understanding of this complex field and strengthen, enhance and improve your career prospects.
Students on the existing programme come from a wide range of disciplines including public health, physiotherapy, dietetics, third sector, nursing and midwifery, oncology and occupational health.
Opportunities have increased significantly with the global changes in health and the challenges that lifestyle related diseases are presenting. Employment opportunities include:
- clinical practice
- local authorities and commissioning boards
- occupational health
- work based health programmes
- sports and leisure centres
- social care.
Other related areas and opportunities include community development, non-government agencies, charitable and voluntary organisations.
If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
Typically you will have a degree/honours degree and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a health related industry or a professional qualification. For international students IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL is required. Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.