YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
This highly supportive foundation year will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and issues in health, mental health and wellbeing, and help you to secure strong footings in personal, academic and professional skills for success in Higher Education and the field of public health and wellbeing.
- The Skills You Need (Core)
- Contextual Studies (Core)
- Fundamentals of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core)
- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (Core)
- Professional Communication in a Health Context (Core)
- Fundamental Capabilities for Working in Health and Wellbeing (Core)
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)
This important second year will introduce you to the key challenges and concepts in the field of public health, mental health and wellbeing, encouraging you to question common assumptions and develop a more reality congruent understanding. It will also provide you with strong foundations in the skills for success when learning in Higher Education and working in the public health field.
- Study Skills and Personal Development (Core)
- Health of the Nation: State of Play (Core)
- Health, Wellbeing and the Body (Core)
- Health Inequalities and Social Justice (Core)
- Key Concepts in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core) understanding of concepts and issues.
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
This exciting third year will develop your knowledge and understanding of health behaviour, and how unhealthy habits of body and mind lead to contemporary public health issues such as obesity, substance misuse and mental illness. You will also begin to explore solutions to public health issues through policies and health improvement and promotion strategies and continue in your journey toward developing employability skills to work in this field.
- Personal and Professional Development (Core)
- Health Behaviour across the Life Course (Core)
- Contemporary Issues in Public Health (Core)
- Preparing for Real World Research in Health (Core)
- Strategies for Health Improvement and Promotion (Core)
- Policy and Practice in Public Health (Core)
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
This highly applied final year includes opportunities for you to undertake a research project in an area of personal interest related to public health, mental health and/or wellbeing, and to continue to develop your skills for professional practice. It will also build upon the previous years by critically exploring health behaviour change and grappling with the ‘wicked problems’ in public health, drawing upon theory, evidence and practical experience to do so.
- Developing Practice and Preparing for Employment (Core)
- Doing Real World Research in Health (Core)
- Health Behaviour Change: Theory and Practice (Core)
- Wicked Problems and Emerging Threats in Public Health (Core)
- Working with Public Health Data (Core)