• Application Deadline
  • 9 months
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and voluntary sectors is now acknowledged as vital. Earn a Promoting Public Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice degree at The Open University UK.  


This Promoting Public Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice module from The Open University UK enables you, whatever your background and expertise, to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of multidisciplinary public health across the UK, internationally and globally. You'll investigate health projects, experience team working and build your skills in communication, critical reflection community involvement, policy making, and delivering ethical evidence-based practice.

The module is mapped against UK Public Health Register and Nursing and Midwifery Council standards.

Modules count towards OU qualifications

OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

More specific aims of the module are to:

  • investigate the scope and nature of contemporary public health across the UK and internationally, focusing on its development, current priorities and future challenges
  • explore the major determinants of health and develop ways of promoting public health that address social and economic inequalities and are culturally sensitive and holistic
  • build knowledge and skills in communication, teamwork and computer-based collaboration
  • develop a skill set for evidence-based practice, including researching, analysing and evaluating health information and policy and accessing computer-based data

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from studies at OU levels 1 and 2. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject, preferably with the OU.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2928 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2928 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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