Principles and Practice of Health Promotion and Public Health
This module addresses in an in-depth, critical manner, the determinants of health and how these can be addressed by the disciplines of health promotion and public health. Key theoretical and professional perspectives are explored. Outcomes of these disciplines are critically analysed through an examination of key health psychology theory.
Populations and Policy for Public Health
Health promotion and public health specialists have a key role to play in reducing health inequalities. This module covers a spectrum of key skills and qualities to enable students to identify and address health inequalities and to effectively assess the impact of policies on health and inequalities. Assessment is by coursework.
Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health
This module will develop the capacity and capability of professionals to use demographic statistics and epidemiological data and analysis to improve public health. Through the assessment framework students are enabled to apply their learning to specific chronic diseases within population groups.
Advanced Research Methods for Physical Activity, Sport and Action
This module is designed to enhance the knowledge and competencies of students to prepare them to undertake research in Physical Activity and Public Health; Psychology and Sports Nutrition. It focuses on the application of advanced elements in experimental design, conducting quantitative analysis, research synthesis and the presentation of data and findings. It equips students to review, conduct and commission research. ?
Physical Activity and Disease Prevention
Exercise, physical activity and physical fitness are now recognised as independent risk factors for a range of chronic degenerative diseases. This module provides students with a critical understanding of the associations between physical activity and health and the physiological mechanisms which underlie these associations.
Nutrition for Health and Disease Prevention
This module considers the relationship between nutrition, health and disease. The module provides the student with the opportunity to further develop an understanding of the human body and how good nutritional practices can be effective for good health and disease prevention.
Physical Activity and Psychological Wellbeing
This module examines the influence of psychological factors in understanding the link between physical activity and public health across different settings and populations. It provides a critical understanding of the development of scientific consensus to date and identifies areas in need of further research.
Research Project in Physical Activity and Health
Carrying out an original, independent piece of research from the formulation of a research question through to reporting findings in accordance with the conventions of the academic area is an important part of the research training provided by Masters level study. This module provides students with an opportunity for students to carry out an original independent piece of research in the area of physical activity and health and present findings in the form of a journal manuscript and a conference presentation.
Work placement / study abroad
Voluntary work placements opportunities are available to students on the course and more information can be obtained by contacting the Course Director.