Public Health Policy and Practice
Course code:



11 weeks




Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Short Courses


Coventry University


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Health and Social Care Unit

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This module will build upon the knowledge gained from the M17CPD module (Public Health and Health Development) and aims to examine the policy context in which public health is currently practiced in both developed and developing countries.

Course detail

  • 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:

  • Understand the current context of public health policy, identifying the significance of recent trends within the field, such as the rediscovery of inequalities in health.
  • Assess the importance of context for public health and identify the differences between working in a developing country and working in a developed country context.
  • Identify public health evidence and its contribution to the formation of public health policies.
  • Learn how to plan public health programme, identifying key objectives and defining appropriate ways of achievement.

How will this course be taught

Summer term: Tuesdays 1pm - 4pm.

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.
  • Successful completion of M17CPD – Public Health and Health Development.


  • Coursework 1: 20 minute Presentation.
  • Coursework 2: 2500 word Essay.
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