Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health

Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health

11 weeks
January - March 
Interactive lectures: Mondays - , 10.00-12.00, Seminars: Mondays – 3.00-4.30 p.m.
This is a Masters' level 20 credit course

What is it about?

This course offers an introduction to the application of psychology and sociology to public health practice. Selected components of these disciplines are chosen for particular focus and these include: health behaviour change, the body, suicide prevention, gender and health behaviour, self esteem, and well being. The course addresses the societal and individual barriers related to health’s social determinants

Who is it for?

This course will be of interest to those interested in public health who may be working in this area and wish to secure a deeper understanding of important psychological and sociological concepts that underpin much of health improvement practice.

Why should you undertake it?

Successful course completion will enable a critical appreciation of psychological and sociological concepts and their application to the field of public health. It will promote a more detailed understanding of related research and its application to public health.