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The purpose of this module is to provide essential knowledge and skills, which underpin public health theory and practice within a global contemporary context. The module explores historic and current trends in public health, with an emphasis on the reduction of health inequalities and the causes of premature death through pre-emptive action. Weekly units will examine the key determinants of health including environmental, behavioural, socio-economic, cultural and disease factors.
Global perspectives are integrated into each unit providing knowledge and skills that demonstrate cross-cultural awareness, and valuing human diversity. Inequalities across groups, populations and countries will all be considered, as well as links between health inequalities and race, gender, employment status and class.