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Health Promotion

Helath Promotion

The health promotion subject group have a wide portfolio of teaching and research activity.  We have been delivering health promotion education for over 40 years and have gained international and national recognition for our provision.  Our research centre, the Centre for Health Promotion Research, was established in 1997 and has maintained a broad and integrated programme of health promotion research which addresses local, national and international issues.

Our taught postgraduate provision encompasses both face-to-face and distance learning options.  We also deliver courses outside the UK, in Ghana and Zambia.  Our courses develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to promote and protect public health and wellbeing. Focusing on the social determinants of health, our courses enable students to fulfil a variety of roles in health promotion and public health, working in local authorities, health services, the voluntary sector, or in research roles.  Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries, giving a chance to share experience, learn from each other and develop collaborative practice.  Many of our graduates have obtained high profile roles in their countries and are contributing toward health promotion and public health policy, practice and research.

Our research expertise is diverse and wide-ranging and has contributed to developing policy and practice in many areas.  The Centre for Health Promotion Research undertakes commissioned research and evaluation activity which not only contributes to the evidence-base, but directly feeds into teaching and learning activities.

As an academic department we are extremely proud of our international reputation for health promotion.  We have a large, experienced group of staff with diverse interests but with a shared value-base and commitment to ensure that our teaching equips individuals with the theoretical underpinning and skills necessary to promote health.