(Short Course) Introduction to Public Health and Wellbeing

Course details

  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Location Online
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Why choose this course?

Uncover some of the issues that are presenting challenges to people’s health, mental health and wellbeing in today’s society, as well as individual and community strategies for promoting and improving health, mental health and wellbeing in challenging times.

Key course features

  • Accessible & flexible - Study online in your own time.
  • Question and consider what a resilient and responsive public health system would look like.
  • Take part in a wide range of activities on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) such as quizzes, discussion forums & reflective activities.
  • Study for free.

What you will study

  • Wellbeing in a changing world
  • What is public health?
  • Putting the ‘people’ in public health!
  • Wicked problems: Inequality
  • Wicked problems: Global pandemics
  • Wicked problems: Mental health
  • Wicked problems: Obesity
  • Wicked problems: Legal and illegal substance use
  • Strategies: Social prescribing
  • Strategies: Health education
  • Strategies: Community development
  • Developing a responsive and resilient public health system

Entry requirements & applying

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Teaching & Assessment

There are two assessments for this short course, which will enable participants to explore the topics covered in the course that are of most interest to them.

For assessment 1, participants will be required to engage with a number of discussion forums on key health, mental health and wellbeing challenges and their causes.

For assessment 2, participants will be required to write a reflective essay on potential strategies for promoting and improving health, mental health and wellbeing in challenging times.

Fees & funding

Free

Course dates

TBC