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 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

Key information

PG Admissions
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