Initially, students undertaking any of the single honours programmes study the biological, lifestyle, social and environmental factors that contribute to coronary heart disease, cancer, poor mental health, obesity, social exclusion and unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking and drug misuse in Britain. This learning is complemented by using case studies to understand people’s personal experiences of health or ill-health, and exploring ways of communicating about health.
Year 1 modules focus on introducing the Psychosocial Aspects of Health, Major Health and Lifestyle Issues, Social Context of Health, Environment and Health, and Communicating Health Information.
Year 2 modules emphasise theoretical understanding and examine research, Inequalities in Health, Health Psychology, Health Promotion and Health Protection.
In Year 3, all students complete a compulsory dissertation. Modules offered in Year 3 are subject to student numbers, and might include: Public Health Nutrition, Health Education and Children, Epidemiology, Global Health, Sex and Relationships, Education and Physical Activity and Health.
For the combined honours programme a selection of the modules above are offered for each year of study.