Public health is rapidly developing. This degree provides critical understanding of public health and wellbeing, and its policy and practice aims. You’ll learn about preventing infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, as well as non-communicable diseases, for example heart disease, and how to promote health and enhance wellbeing. You’ll discover how the social determinants of health and illness lead to inequalities, and the nature of evidenced-based interventions to prevent ill-health and promote good health. You will also learn about the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) Standards and develop the skills needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.
There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.
If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.
Distance and Flexible learning
Health and Social Care