The MSc Applied Public Health is a new and innovative course which provides a relevant and engaging learning experience for anyone whose work includes some responsibility for the determinants of health. The course has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals working to achieve improvements in health. It aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges in public health. The learning outcomes of the core modules are mapped against the Royal Institute of Public Health National Standards for Specialist Public Health Practice as well as the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework. Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, workshops, self-directed learning, blended learning, problem based learning, action learning. Assessments are designed to have real world relevance and include: briefing papers, presentations, poster presentations, press releases, project management, etc.
This course focuses on health improvement with a strong emphasis on applying theory to practice. The course offers insights into health strategies and planning interventions. Specific themes are utilised to provide coherent examples of applied public health including diet/nutrition, healthy settings, child and young person and the media. Students will also consider the ethical issues which underpin health initiative and interventions.