Public Health Masterclasses

In accordance with government advice, we have cancelled our upcoming masterclasses. We hope to reschedule them at a future date.

Our Public Health masterclasses are open for anyone to attend, whether you have a professional interest or whether you are simply interested in the topic for yourself or your family. 

If you attend for six masterclasses, within a two year period, and you pass a written assessment, we will award you with a University Certificate in Public Health Foundation. This is worth 20 credits at Higher Education Level 4.

Each day will include:

  • Presentations by our university lecturers
  • Useful resources about the topic
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

Public Health Masterclasses

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Date: 21 February 2020

Time: 9:45am - 4pm

Venue: North Holmes Road campus, Canterbury

Cost: TBC

This one day masterclass will look at mental health and the different ways that we can incorporate promoting looking after your mental health into our workplace. The session aims to raise awareness of what is mental health and create an environment that reduces stigma and prejudice that may prevent people from accessing the help and support to keep them well or prevent them from becoming ill. There is evidence that shows that by incorporating Five Ways to Wellbeing can help keep you emotionally well. You will explore different ways of how these can be promoted.

Facilitated by Athene Lane-Martin, Lecturer Public Health and Health Promotion.

Young People and Sexual Health

Date: 20 March 2020

Time: 9:45am - 4pm

Venue: North Holmes Road campus, Canterbury

Cost: TBC

This masterclass concerns with the sexual health of young people in the changing world. In contemporary multicultural society, sex is more often used as a lifestyle for recreational and communicational purposes than for procreation. This masterclass will explore the understanding of sexual health beyond negative sexual health outcomes of illness and disease. The focus will be on sexual lifestyles and relationships that contributes to the sexual wellbeing and quality of life, as well as, benefit the control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Facilitated by Dr Rajeeb Sah, Senior Lecturer Public Health and Health Promotion.

Substance Misuse in Families with Young Children

Date: 30 April 2020  

Time: 9:45am - 4pm

Venue: North Holmes Road campus, Canterbury

Cost: TBC

This masterclass concerns families where young children are in danger of significant harm. Research tells us that young children who are exposed to substance abuse (drugs, solvents, smoking and alcohol), domestic violence and parental mental health problems are at risk. They are more likely to suffer poor physical, emotional and social health, and poor educational outcomes. There is evidence to show that if these issues are picked up early, we can prevent harm. Understanding how to safeguard children and work within statutory requirements is mandatory for all practitioners who work with children and families.

Facilitated by Maureen Cook lecturer Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and Adele Philips Senior Lecturer Public Health and Health Promotion.

Older People and Public Health – Understanding the impact of demographic change in society

Date: 21 May 2020  

Time: 9:45am - 4pm

Venue: North Holmes Road campus, Canterbury

Cost: TBC

Demographic data shows that overall in the world and especially in Europe there is an increasing number of people in older age. This growing number represents a challenge for the health sector as well as for the whole of society. We will outline and analyse the UK’s current policies regarding this section of the population with particular attention to the role of families at a national and international level. We will explore the challenges connected with cognitive impairment in older age, as well what community support is available for older people living autonomously at their home.

Facilitated by Dr. Elisabetta Corvo, Lecturer in Public Health and Health Promotion.

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Date: 17 June 2020

Time: 9:45am - 4pm

Venue: North Holmes Road campus, Canterbury

Cost: TBC

This evidence-based masterclass aims to increase your understanding of cardiovascular disease and explain how physical activity can be incorporated into people’s daily routine. It will introduce you to the latest trends in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, globally, nationally and locally. You will learn what it is and how it can be prevented. We will focus on physical activity and look at the ways in which moving more and being less sedentary can reduce our risk of having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress – related ill-health, obesity, type II diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.

Facilitated by Gail Sheppard, Senior Lecturer Public Health and Health Promotion.

For more information or to book a place, please email canterbury-healthadmin@canterbury.ac.uk

 

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