Public health is about creating a healthy, happy society – helping to prevent health problems, rather than working with people who are ill. The main focus is on what keeps people healthy? Public health is an art and a science.
The educational aim of the course is to develop the specific knowledge and skills needed for effective public heath practice.
BSc (Hons) Public Health will enable you to gain an understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches to public health. You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively prepare for and establish a career in a wide range of public health related areas.
We can look out of our window to see issues that public health initiatives can improve. On this course, you’ll learn how you can make a difference to society whilst working towards preventing people from getting ill and even saving lives.
The discipline has always had a major role in preventing health problems and protecting the health of the nation, and is more relevant now than ever. A good example of Public Health work is how Covid-19 awareness and vaccination programme has saved lives globally. Emphasis is placed on tackling the underlying causes of ill health, promoting health and wellbeing, and addressing health inequalities.
Wolverhampton has some of the worst health statistics in the country. We work a lot with Directors of Public Health, so you will benefit from a strong practical emphasis on real life situations.
Many agencies now have public health responsibilities, which is opening up new opportunities for innovative approaches. It also brings the need for a well-prepared public health workforce, able to work flexibly across many disciplines and demonstrate a wide range of abilities. The course is specifically designed to fulfil this need.