Social Change and Public Health

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The MSc Public Health and Social Change programme will be revalidated for September 2013 when it will be available as a pathway within the new MSc Public Health Practice programme. Why study with us?

This course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to work in this exciting field. Because of the health improvement agenda and the demands of public health, in the UK and worldwide, health organisations, and other public, private and voluntary bodies, have difficult decisions to make.

The course responds to changing social circumstances, environments and policy priorities. Key aspects of the new public health skills and career development framework, supported by all four UK health departme…

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The MSc Public Health and Social Change programme will be revalidated for September 2013 when it will be available as a pathway within the new MSc Public Health Practice programme. Why study with us?

This course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to work in this exciting field. Because of the health improvement agenda and the demands of public health, in the UK and worldwide, health organisations, and other public, private and voluntary bodies, have difficult decisions to make.

The course responds to changing social circumstances, environments and policy priorities. Key aspects of the new public health skills and career development framework, supported by all four UK health departments and public health professional organisations, are reflected in the course content.

Finance

NHS North West Funded Trust Employees only:

After you have decided which module you would like to study, you will need to check that you meet the entry criteria. If this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, the next step is to contact the CPD lead (training manager) at your Trust. They will then ask you to complete the CPD-Apply application. Once this has been authorised by your trust, the University will contact you with further information.

If you intend to fund this by other means, please follow the University’s ‘apply now’ link on the left hand side of this page.

What can this course lead to?

You can make a career in public health and/or community development working for the health service, a local authority or the community sector. There are many opportunities in the public sector and in voluntary or private organisations to work on public health projects.

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and social care faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff.

If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent. Recently, our NHS related provision underwent a major review by the Quality Assurance Agency and we achieved the highest possible rating.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures

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Selection criteria

You will need to demonstrate an interest in public health / health promotion and social change.

Students must also confirm with the course leader that they have reliable access to essential IT equipment, software and internet services before commencing a distance learning programme of study. Students will need to demonstrate a level of ICT skills sufficient to enable them to access, navigate and contribute to online activities. Details of basic hardware and software requirements are available from the course leader.


Modules
  • Health improvement and social change
  • Evidence for health improvement
  • Global issues and health improvement
  • Research Methods
  • Participatory health needs appraisal
  • Collaborative action for health improvement
  • Research Dissertation (subject must be related to public health and social change - 60 credits)
Course summary

The postgraduate course in Public Health and Social Change is designed to meet the educational needs of this growing group of workers. It builds on established experience of health promotion education and adds a range of new knowledge and skills based on published surveys of professional needs.

The MSc has six taught modules - Health Improvement and Social Change, Evidence for Health Improvement, Global Issues and Health Improvement, Introduction to Research Methods, Participatory Health Needs Appraisal, Collaborative Action for Health Improvement - and a Research Project and/or Dissertation.

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