BSc Public Health (Distance/Blended Learning)

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Healthcare Public Health Y2

Course unit fact file
Unit code POPH20052
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will explore what we mean by inequalities in health including the history and theories that underpin practice.  We will explore the importance of players both within countries and outside interaction wtih health systems, and how this causes inequalities to exist.  We will explore measures to reduce inequalities.


The unit aims to develop the students' basic understanding of healthcare public health with respect to inequalities both nationally and globally.

Learning outcomes

Category of Outcome Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding 

A1 Understand how others players both within countries and outside interact with health systems

A2 Understand health systems to specific health topics or countries

A3 Understand the principal management theories and techniques relevant to managing healthcare

A4 Understand how inequalities arise

Intellectual Skills B1 Identify and evaluate the evidence that support the global and national inequalities debate
Practical Skils

C1 Find existing sources of evidence relevant to clinical and non-clinical health questions

C2 Be able to critically appraise common research designs and assess the published literature

C3 Apply their learning to develop, improve and maintain a high quality of service

Transferable skills and personal qualities

D1 Reflect on management principles and applications to reduce inequalities

D2 Develop communication skills to maintain a high quality service to reduce inequalities


Teaching and learning methods

The majority of the course will be though elearning which will include required and additional learning, self-tests and discussion boards.  There will be 5 webinars that will be recorded to allow synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Oral assessment/presentation 100%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 5
Independent study hours
Independent study 200

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Arpana Verma Unit coordinator

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