You will explore core principles of health and health promotion and encourage a critical review of how policy is developed and translated into evidence-based practice and services especially in low- and middle-income settings. You will cover global, national and local public health issues, but with a focus on non-communicable diseases. A critical understanding of the wider determinants of health and health equity will be developed for NCDs, including the importance of promoting good health in early childhood. You will critically review models and theories of health promotion, and the significance of health literacy.
You will focus primarily on public health practice linked to non-communicable diseases, such as the rise in disease burden from obesity, and its consequences in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco and alcohol use and violence, as public health issues, will be used to explore a range of policy, legal and community based public health interventions.