PCS-10001 - Introduction to Public Health
Coordinator: Ross Wilkie Room: MSPC1.74 Tel: +44 1782 7 34845
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module will introduce the students to concepts of public health including:
the social model of health
health beliefs and wider determinants of health
alternative approaches to wellbeing
values about health (lay, cultural and religious)
the underlying principles of health including social justice.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Identify and explore models and concepts relating to public health: 1,2
Explain how a range of factors and determinants may impact on the physical and psycho-social health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities: 1,2
Examine health beliefs relating to own and others¿ understanding of public health and wellbeing: 1,2

Study hours

53 hours face to face time, including 25 hours lectures, 20 hours discussions and 8 hours group work
2 hours tutorial time
5 hours presentation session
240 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Case Study weighted 60%
A 2,000-word case study
A 2,000-word case study which explores health and wellbeing within an individual, family or community in a setting of the student's choice

2: Presentation weighted 40%
A 10-minute presentation with a further 5 minutes for questions
A 10-minute presentation of a genogram which relates to the case study, with an additional 5 minutes for questions.