Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Public Health (S06)

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Course summary

This certificate provides you with a sound and critical understanding of public health, health promotion and health security. You’ll study how the social determinants of health and illness lead to inequalities and inequities across a population. This will lead to consideration of evidenced-based remedies and interventions aimed at individual and communal wellbeing. Successful completion of the certificate provides you with the underpinning knowledge to inform public health practice in terms of the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) standards. However, we do not currently offer a public health practice placement as part of this qualification, so if you intend to register with UKPHR you will need to demonstrate their standards in practice. Key features of the course

  • Explore a rapidly developing area of public health.
  • Critically evaluate how inequalities in society impact individual and community health.
  • Learn about the ethical, legal, economic and political issues that influence healthcare provision.
  • Learn about the United Kingdom Public Health Register and its standards for practice.
  • Learn about evidence-based practice in public health.


This certificate has one stage, comprising a single 60-credit module.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Public Health (S06) at Open University - UCAS