The Scope of Public Health
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11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the scope and nature of multidisciplinary public health in order to increase awareness towards the ways of enhancing the health of populations. The module covers a range of theories and their applications to contemporary public health practice.

Course detail

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 a range of concepts, values and principles concerning contemporary public health.
  • Analyse the public health role in addressing inequality and inequity in health care.
  • Appraise the collaboration and partnership between agencies, professionals, communities and individuals.
  • Analyse processes in assessing and responding to health needs.
  • Explore the nature of health information and evidence and its application to public health.

How will this course be taught

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.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • Registered Health and Social Care professional.


  • Coursework 1: Group presentation (25% of module mark).
  • Coursework 2: 2500 word essay (75% of module mark).