Public Health and Health Development
Course code:



11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This module aims to provide all working individuals, irrespective of their job title, with the necessary knowledge in order to promote and improve the health of people, communities and population, and reduce health inequalities as well.

Course detail

Furthermore, the module aims to develop students’ understanding of a range of concepts associated with public health and health development.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Analyse public health concepts, theoretical perspectives and a variety of issues of population health and its improvement.
  • Evaluate the strategic practice of surveillance and assessment of a population’s health and well-being.
  • Understand the policy and service mechanisms that protect and promote a population’s health and well-being.
  • Establish effective partnerships and work in collaboration with different organisations within the field of public health and health development.

How will this course be taught

Spring term: 21st January - 1st April, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at Master's level.


  • Coursework 1: 10 minute Individual Oral Presentation (20% of module mark).
  • Coursework 2: 3000 word Essay (80% of module mark).