London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Public Health and Health Promotion

The course will develop your public health mindset and give you the confidence and skills to engage with the new public health agenda. The focus of the course is both academic and applied, and aims to produce graduates who ask questions and know how to set about answering them through critical thinking and reflective practice. Central to this course is our commitment to the process of enabling people and communities to increase control over their health and well-being. This approach provides graduates with the tools and knowledge to tackle inequalities in health and work towards combating social exclusion. Teaching public health from this perspective means that the curriculum is based on a social model of health. It draws upon the multi-disciplinary, multi-professional context of public health and engages with the interface between theory and practice. The course provides an opportunity to examine concepts of Public Health and Health Promotion in a social context, plus the social construction of health, social patterning of health and leadership and management approaches to ensuring the effectiveness of interventions. The underlying principles of the course hope to engage students in increasing their enthusiasm and commitment towards Public Health whilst becoming empowered and competent.

Entry requirements

You will normally require a Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant subject and have experience in the field of public health/health promotion/ community health in a paid or voluntary capacity. If you have extensive experience in the field of public health and health promotion but do not hold a first degree, please do make an application. Please contact the course director to discuss this further.

Course modules

Year 1 (full-time): perspectives on promoting health and well-being; epidemiology and research; public health principles and practice; public health leadership and management; health promotion and health improvement practice; political and social context of public health and health promotion part-time: perspectives on promoting health and well-being; epidemiology and research; health promotion and health improvement practice; political and social context of public health and health promotion.
Year 2 (part-time): public health principles and practice; public health leadership and management.

Sponsorship information

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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