Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to introduce you to the key concepts of public health, health promotion and health prevention within current midwifery practice. You will explore the role of public health on a local, national and global level. You will be introduced to the skills and knowledge about health and wellbeing for the individual, the family and the population. Included in this module will be an introduction to infant feeding and the role of the midwife in infant feeding.

Restrictions on availability: This module is only available to those students who are registered on the Pre-registration Masters in Midwifery programme.

Staff Contact: JOKHI RACHEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures

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