PG Cert

Public Health - Health Promotion

Teaching & Learning

Distance Learning - overall workload

If you choose to study this course by distance learning, as a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.

Distance learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v64=3 or higher (recommended). Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Complete technical requirements are detail in the full guide. Visit our distance learning website

What you'll learn

Provides a basis for the study of public health and health promotion, with key principles and theory.
Provides a basis for the study of public health and health promotion, with key principles and theory.

What you'll learn

Investigates the psychology of behaviour change, how various media can be used and how people learn about health.
Gain the theoretical foundation and practical skills required to complete small scale, focusing on writing a research proposal, how to conduct research and how to analyse health-related data.
Considers how public policy can create healthier societies and places health promotion within the latest ideas and current thinking.
Develop a range of skills underpinning research, evaluation and evidence based practice, and deepen your awareness of ontological, epistemological and methodological frameworks and how they relate to research.
Provides the practical skills of planning health promotion and how theories can be put into practice.
Examines how communities work and how they can be empowered to create their own health.
Investigates the psychology of behaviour change, how various media can be used and how people learn about health.
Gain the theoretical foundation and practical skills required to complete small scale, focusing on writing a research proposal, how to conduct research and how to analyse health-related data.
Considers how public policy can create healthier societies and places health promotion within the latest ideas and current thinking.
Develop a range of skills underpinning research, evaluation and evidence based practice, and deepen your awareness of ontological, epistemological and methodological frameworks and how they relate to research.
Provides the practical skills of planning health promotion and how theories can be put into practice.
Examines how communities work and how they can be empowered to create their own health.