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Public Health CPPD

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Course overview

The Introduction to Public Health module provides an overview of important definitions and concepts, as well as an introduction to the changing panorama of public health problems.

The sub-module aims to provide you with the foundation of public health and a series of themes that underpin public health. It lays the foundation of ethics in public health and it takes a look back at the history of public health and epidemiology, followed by the health transitions. The module ranges from the foundations of Public Health, ethics in public health to principles of screening.

Module Dates:

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October; 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th November; 6th December 2017



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module

  • A first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree).
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Dr Divya Parmar

    Dr Divya Parmar joined City in 2014. She is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the School of Health Sciences and Deputy Editor of Globalization and Health.

    Divya's academic interests lie at the interface of public health and poverty reduction, cutting across ...