15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will provide a foundation to Masters courses in Public Health and Dental Public Health providing an introduction to public health principles and practice. The module contrasts individualised and population approaches to improving health, discusses the relative influences of environmental and lifestyle determinants of disease. Individual sessions will provide highlights of other modules on the course illustrating how research methods, needs assessment, planning, evaluation, health protection, health promotion knowledge of organisations etc remain as important as they were in addressing 19th century poor housing and sanitation. The module will also consider international aspects of public health as well as the threats and opportunities posed by globalisation.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK