Taught course

Applied Public Health: Health Protection

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate courses vary and you're advised to check below for any specific requirements or with Enquiry Management. Normally the following general entry requirements apply: Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates and Conversion Courses. A recognised British first degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma/Certificate. Taught Masters Courses. A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Applied Public Health is a new and innovative course which provides a relevant and engaging learning experience for anyone whose work includes some responsibility for the determinants of health. The course has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals working to achieve improvements in health. It aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop the skills required to meet existing and emerging challenges in public health. The learning outcomes of the core modules are mapped against the Royal Institute of Public Health National Standards for Specialist Public Health Practice as well as the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework. Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, workshops, self-directed learning, blended learning, problem based learning, action learning. Assessments are designed to have real world relevance and include: briefing papers, presentations, poster presentations, press releases, project management, etc.
This course offers an overview of contemporary issues in health protection including risk management, types of surveillance, hazard identification, methodologies for health protection including epidemiology, health protection of particular groups and the role of health informatics in public health.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

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