Across all of our courses there is a multidisciplinary focus targeted at modern public health requirements in a changing environment. The courses have a focus on the social determinants of health (the conditions in which people are born, grow, work and age), which cause unfair and avoidable differences in health status.
You will engage with ethical dilemmas in public health, for example the balance between individual freedom and responsibility of government to provide protection for all.
The causes are aligned to the core skills that have been identified by professional bodies such as the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum and the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2013) and Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).
The School is a member of ASPHER.
With the Public Health team we have 4 taught course:
During this course, you will learn how to assess the effectiveness of health interventions and learn core public health skills including surveillance and assessment of the population’s health, health protection, and leadership and collaborative working for health. You will learn how to use these core skills to inform and drive health policy and public health practice. The core skills have been identified by professional bodies such as the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum and the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2013) and Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). The School is a member of ASPHER.
During this three year sandwich degree, you will have an extended (five month) placement in your second year. This will expose you to real-world challenges while introducing you to a workplace environment and giving you the opportunity to establish professional networks. During your second year, you will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience working on a public health priority in rural Uganda*.
On this course, you’ll receive instruction in core public health skills including epidemiology, statistics and research methods. As well as giving you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of a range of topics; evidence-based public health; contemporary global public health issues, and work, health and wellbeing. The focus of the curriculum is on the social determinants of health (which makes it unique among the other Greater Manchester universities).
This course will challenge the way that you think about health, using state-of-the-art public health principles and practice. The block and blend teaching methods starts with academic staff from the University of Salford delivering a week’s intensive teaching in Salford per module, giving you a thorough grounding in Evidence Based Public Health and Research Methods applied to international public health priorities, and an overview of the online facilities available to support the programme (e.g. library/blackboard/e-mail etc).
* If you wish to take part in the trip to Uganda you will need to pay a contribution of £200. The trip is only viable if there are five or more students. The exact trip or the country visited may vary each year. For those who do not take the trip a learning experience will be provided in Salford that meets the same learning outcomes.