It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are designed to benefit and protect individual people’s health and quality of life by addressing and preventing the root causes of ill health, not just focusing on treatment and cure. While there is a wealth of literature on strengthening competencies for public health and health promotion, these efforts are concerned with identifying and describing the knowledge and skills that are required of public health professionals, as a basis to guide professional training.
Health promotion enables people to increase control over their own health. Public health and health promotion aims to understand and act on factors that cause poor health, and those that create and sustain good health. It could take place at the pharmacy while a patient is picking up a prescription, or during an interview of upcoming medical services needed. Public Health and Health Promotion is about preventing ill health and promoting good health and wellbeing. It could take place at the Primary Care Physicians office, or at the local Emergency Room. Our team has over thirty years' experience of academic leadership and research at Canterbury Christ Church University in order to support the national and international public health workforce.
Health promotion takes place in a variety of areas and on several levels of care. Studying Public Health and Health Promotion at Brunel helps you gain the advanced skills, principles and knowledge in this exciting discipline to achieve change and influence health policy at local, national and global levels.
With the increasing importance placed on health promotion, public health, and the social determinants of health by society, this exciting new top-up degree is ideal if you want to extend your knowledge and make a difference to peoples' health and wellbeing. Professionals in the sector operate on the basis that prevention is better than cure, focusing on the systems and practices that shape the health of nations, communities, individuals and the environments in which we live, work and play.