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Public Health and Health Promotion modules

Public Health and Health Promotion at Brunel Universitry London also offer a number of Continuing Personal and Professional Development courses to develop and extend your skills.

Click on the links below to find out more about the modules we offer and how to apply:

Global Public Health - CM5701

Course code

PGASSCM5701FTD

Module mode of attendance

Once a week in Terms 1 and 2

Start date

September

Credits

25     

Fee

TBC

Full course

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

Module details

The focus of the Global Public Health study block is population-based approaches to health and well-being in the global context. You will examine the history and development of public health, explore current and topical issues, engage in critical debates and develop advanced skills and knowledge in public health including:

  • epidemiology
  • environmental health
  • applied statistical analysis
  • demography
  • health information systems
  • communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • risk and needs assessment
  • health economics,
  • global and local health
  • health (care) systems

Contact details

health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk

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Health Promotion - CM5702

Course code

PGASSHH55019FTD

Module mode of attendance

Once a week in Terms 1 and 2

Start date

September

Credits

25     

Fee

TBC

Full course

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

Module details

The Health Promotion study block provides you with a theoretical and critical approach to understanding the principles, perspectives and practice of health promotion.

The focus will be on the promotion of physical, mental and social health and well-being amongst individuals, groups and communities. You will also explore

  • concepts of health, health education, health promotion and empowerment;
  • critiques of health promotion including surveillance, structure, social regulation, commercialisation, and consumption;
  • communicating health, such as the role of health professionals, the media and digital health;
  • communities and health e.g. workplaces, neighbourhoods, leisure, schools, prisons, online communities; developing strategies and policies to promote health;
  • and a critical evaluation of health promotion strategies in practice.

Contact details

health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk

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Health and Society - CM5703 

Course code

PGASSCM5703FTD

Module mode of attendance

Once a week in Term 1

Start date

September

Credits

25     

Fee

TBC

Full course

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

Module details

The focus of the Health and Society study block will be to critically explore sociological perspectives and the social context of health and well-being, including

  • perceptions and experiences of health and illness;
  • social determinants of health status;
  • and risk, health and lifestyles.

You will look at explanations and evidence in relation to social inequalities and social identities including social class, poverty, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, youth and ageing.

The Health and Society study block also analyses medicalisation and pharmaceuticalisation; the role of consumerism; digital health; and lay and professional discourses.

Underlying the debates within this study block will be a consideration of the concepts of collective and individual responsibility for health and the implications for health promotion and public health policies and practice.

Contact details

health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk

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Health Policy, Politics and Social Justice - CM5705

Course code

PGASSCM5705FTD

Module mode of attendance

Once a week in Term 1

Start date

September

Credits

10     

Fee

TBC

Full course

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

Module details

Health Policy, Politics and Social Justice study block incorporates philosophical, political, policy and ethical perspectives on public health and health promotion to critically examine to what extent societies can design and build effective public health institutions and health promotion systems to enhance health and well-being.

The study block is designed to help students distinguish “good health policy” from “good policy for health”; explaining, through theories, case studies, and models; that it is the latter that is needed for health justice. This supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) “all-of-government” or “health-in-all-policies” approach, recognizing that the health sector is not the only contributor to good health.

You will study the central ethical, historical, commercial and political challenges facing health policy in the UK and internationally, especially in relation to social justice.

You will also explore dimensions of health policy, public–private partnerships, the politics of health, political ideologies, the role of commercial and business interests, health ethics, and social justice.

Contact details

health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk

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Implementing Change in Public Health and Health Promotion - CM5706

Course code

PGASSCM5706FTD

Module mode of attendance

Once a week in Term 2

Start date

January

Credits

10   

Fee

TBC

Full course

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc

Module details

You will draw on and integrate the knowledge and skills developed through the programme and promote a problem solving and multidisciplinary approach to public health and health promotion. Through a series of workshops, group discussions and peer led learning there will be an opportunity to explore and examine case studies that highlight the complex and multidisciplinary nature of public health and health promotion and the implications for health promotion and public health strategies, policy and practice.

Contact details

health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk

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