BSc Public Health

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

BSc Public Health

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


The health of populations is a persistent and imperative global concern. We are faced with significant population health challenges that range from rapidly growing and ageing populations to urbanisation, climate change, new patterns of disease, sustainable development, management of man-made and natural disasters, health care financing and health care reforms.

Public health is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to promote and maintain the health, safety and well-being of populations and to prevent and manage disease, disability and human suffering. The interdisciplinary BSc Public Health programme examines population health issues in China as well as in international and global contexts.

Unique selling points of the programme

• BSc Public Health is one of the most comprehensive undergraduate public health degrees in the world

• You will be taught by experienced international staff whose current research is brought directly into the classroom, providing an exceptional education experience that combines theory with the most current knowledge in public health

• Taught classes, applied coursework, field trips, projects and internships will provide you with the practical and theoretical tools that are essential to fostering the health of local and international populations

• Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Knowledge and skills

By studying BSc Public Health, you will:

• gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of life sciences, social sciences and medical humanities

• have the opportunity to integrate your knowledge and skills through internships with local agencies in research and health practice settings

• possess general skills in the investigation of health issues affecting populations

• achieve an understanding of the planning and management of interventions designed to improve health and well-being

• gain practical experience in the activities relevant to public health through fieldwork and data analysis.

Modules: Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Modules: Year Two

• Biostatistics I

• Society, culture and health

• Application of epidemiology

• Introduction to biochemistry

• Biological basis of health

• Nutrition for population health

• Structures of public health

• Policy making for health.

Modules: Year Three

• Health of communities

• Health and environment

• Research methods

• Macro-micro level frameworks

• Health education

• Data collection and analysis.

Options from: • Inequality and health

• Biostatistics II

• Health and development

• Mental health.

Modules: Year Four

• Communicable and non-communicable diseases

• Planning health interventions

• Health care in China

• Planning healthy cities

• Final year project.

Choose from the following:

• Health in disasters and crises

• Public health across lifespan

• Global health governance

• Surveillance.

Career prospects

This programme prepares students for both domestic and international employment in the field of public health as well as for further postgraduate studies in public health and other areas of the health and social sciences. It prepares students for entry-level to mid-level positions in a broad range of health settings including public and private health-related agencies, health care facilities and hospitals, research centres, the health care industry and not-for-profit organisations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 26, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
3 - 4 years
Full time
88,000 CNY
June 30, 2017
China - Suzhou
Start date: Sept. 2017
Application deadline June 30, 2017
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Sept. 2017
China - Suzhou
Application deadline June 30, 2017
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Price per year