4 August 2017
The module will introduce you to public health; an exciting and growing field which is underpinned by a diverse group of disciplines reflecting both the arts and sciences, employing a range of strategies to promote and protect health and well-being. We will look at the evolution of public health specifically in the UK, but also consider how changing global landscape means that boundaries between populations are increasingly less well demarcated. We will explore the key concepts of epidemiology and the broader determinants of health. The complexity around evidence-based practice, policy and politics will also be considered. This module will provide a good foundation for anybody thinking about embarking upon a career in which public health can play a role.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
• demonstrated an understanding of the key concepts that inform the practice of public health.
• described the context and scope of public health in the UK.
• discussed the links between ill-health and wider social, economic and environmental factors
• appreciated and reflected upon the evidence which supports public health practice.
• began to develop the ability to think independently and make reasoned judgments.
• began to develop skills in communicating the links between ill-health and wider factors.
Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.
GBP 1500: Tuition Fee