Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
1 year, 2 years
This programme focuses on developing your skills in research, policy and practice in the combined fields
of diet, physical activity and public health. The development of these skills is vital in addressing real
issues of concern to policymakers and practitioners globally.
The programme will help you to critically examine key interactions at the interface of epidemiology,
behaviour change and policy-relevant research in these connected fields. It will also help you develop
important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions.
You will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of real-world research and whose knowledge is
grounded in applied situations. You will learn to address questions such as 'What is the policy
implication?', 'What research design will answer this question?', 'What intervention needs to happen?',
and 'How will it be evaluated?'. This will be invaluable in roles where you may be required to pitch your
future projects to policymakers, commissioners and funders. Skills gained in critical thinking, report
writing, and evaluation will also be transferable to your future career.
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