Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | 7.5 ECTS points
Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing 15 SCQF credits level 11

This module is for healthcare professionals in any setting who want to explore health, wellbeing, public health and health promotion from global, national and local perspectives and how it relates to your professional role and service delivery.

This course has multiple study options

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks

You will be able to critically explore the theories, principles, and concepts which underpin improving health and wellbeing.

Key topics include:

  • The fundamental concepts and principles of public health
  • The impact of health inequalities, poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion within society on health, locally and nationally, and relevant policy
  • Public health approaches
  • Identifying and assessing the health and social needs of individuals across the lifespan and within populations
  • Strategies and approaches to addressing healthcare needs of individuals across the lifespan and populations

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle, with methods including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

Independent Study

You are expected to undertake approximately 15 hours a week independent study.


This course is assessed through a 3,000 word essay (critical discussion).

Staff Delivering on this Course

Staff delivering this module have expertise in the field of Health Visiting, District Nursing and a keen interest in Public Health in its wider sense. 


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.



Credit from this module may contribute to the MSc Advancing Practice (Health Visiting) or MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice routes, or the Professional Development Framework. 

Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.



For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: Fees to be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • UK/EU students: £690
  • International students: £1,230

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice Professional Development Team and we'll do out best to help.

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