BSc in Public Health
Our undergraduate Public Health course follows the 'New Public Health' approach to public health. The course aims to build upon your previous experience and provide you with the knowledge and skills to address the fast-changing and dynamic world of public health. The Faculty of Health & Social Care is one of the few UK institutions recognised by the Royal Institute for Public Health.
Our courses are delivered by a team of leading academic staff who all have relevant teaching, professional experience and are active researchers in the field. We support the teaching on the course with visits from leading academics such as Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, and Professor Mala Rao, who after a long career as a Director of Public Health in the UK is currently developing regional services in India.
Professor Jenny Secker from the Faculty of Health & Social Care was awarded the 2009 Arts and Health Award from the Royal Society of Public Health. Professor Secker led a research team that looked into the impact that participating in arts projects has for people aged 16 to 65 with mental health needs. The research titled; Mental Health, Social Inclusion and the Arts: Developing the Evidence-base, was nominated for its 'originality and substantial contribution to the field of arts and mental health'.
The teaching and research team has close links with the UK Public Health Association, Chartered Institute for Environmental Health and other relevant professional bodies. Whether you see your future career in local public services or in global non-governmental organisations, our courses will provide an essential skill base.
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