Introduction to Environmental and Public Health

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Distance

The course is offered at Masters level.

Course content includes:

  • Philosophical and theoretical perspectives on health, illness, public health and environmental health
  • Philosophical perspectives on community and society
  • Political and ethical values in environmental and public health
  • Contributions of primary academic disciplines to environmental and public health
  • Historical and geographic trends and developments
  • Determinants of health and illness
  • Inequalities in health, healthcare, opportunity and social status.


There are no face-to-face contact hours but approximately 30 hours of directed study (e.g. online lectures, seminars) are delivered via Blackboard and you will be supported via on-line communication (e.g. e-mail, Collaborate). Essential, indicative and supplementary online learning materials and resources are also provided via Blackboard, with links to online library resources.

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

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