Key Facts

Module Title: NUR-30176: Public Health & Social Policy
Mode of Study:Trimester 1/October
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 672692
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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This module will introduce those who are working or planning to work in the field of public health to the tools of population health assessment, theoretical frameworks for understanding how public health and social policy are developed, implemented and evaluated. It will also provide a basis for understanding the relationships between individual circumstances and their social context.


  • Develop knowledge of key public health indicators, public health policy and community based interventions, - gain insight into evidence about improving health and reducing health inequalities;
  • Introduce tools for holistic assessment of health and social needs within the wider determinants of health.


For those undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme, specific award entry requirements apply; no other pre-requisites are required.

For those undertaking as an elective/freestanding module: healthcare practitioner with a minimum of 6 months experience and working within a relevant health care setting.


Course Duration: 15 Weeks

Attendance: 13x3 hour sessions