University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Issues in Public Health

This is a 5-day taught module followed by an assignment and is available as a stand-alone PGA or as a module within the Master's in public health; the module aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of current issues of public health; by the end of the module students should be able to: demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of current issues in public health; demonstrate a systematic understanding of the national and international context of public health and health care policy; implement methods of assessing health and health care; prepare appropriate public health protocols and policy documents; identify an appropriate balance of different approaches to policy questions.

Entry requirements

2.2 in a 1st degree of an approved university in a relevant discipline or disciplines; applicants without a degree but with relevant experience may also be considered; for students with a 1st language that is not English are expected to obtain 1 of the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (British council international testing system) of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and writing; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 92 (internet-based iBT); PTE 62, CAE 60+ or CPE.

Course modules

Modules include: Perspectives and dimensions of public health; evidence and knowledge in public health; measures of health and valuing health status; practical skills in public health.

Assessment methods

4,000 word assignment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGA Part-time day £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PGA Part-time day £ 7,595 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

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