BSc Public Health (Distance/Blended Learning) / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Poster presentation

Course unit fact file
Unit code POPH10071
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit you will build on the Introduction to Public Health course unit and other course units to complete a public health project of your choice in a country of your choosing.


The unit aims to build a project that demonstrates all the principles of public health in a student selected topic.

Learning outcomes

Category of outcome Students will be able to
Knowledge and understanding A1 Explore the concepts of health and wellbeing from epidemiological, sociological and the “science and art” of public health practice
Intellectual skills B1 Identify and evaluate the evidence required for public health
Practical skills

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

C2 Be able to synthesise the published literature

Transferable skills and personal qualities

D1 Reflect on public health principles and applications

D2 Develop communication skills to for public health



  • How to create a poster presentation using various presentation platforms (e.g. Sway, Spark and Google Sites) 
  • Finding and appraising the literature 
  • Reviewing examples of poster presentations 

Teaching and learning methods

The majority of the course will be through 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.

Employability skills

Analytical skills
Oral communication
Written communication

Assessment methods

Formative assessment task Length Feedback method Weighting within unit
Discussion boards N/A Written feedback 0%
Summative assessment task Length Feedback method Weighting within unit
Poster on topic of their choosing Poster Written feedback 100%


Feedback methods

  • Students will be provided with personalised feedback on their poster presentation. 
  • Further opportunities for formative feedback (on non-assessed work) will also be provided during the course unit. 

Recommended reading

Somerville, Margaret, K. Kumaran, and Rob Anderson. Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance . Second edition. Chichester, [England: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. Print

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 5
Independent study hours
Independent study 95

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Gary Clough Unit coordinator

Additional notes

For every 10 course unit credits we expect students to work for around 100 hours. This time generally includes any contact times (online, recorded and live), but also independent study, work for coursework, and group work. This amount is only a guidance and individual study time will vary. 

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