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Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care)

The University of Manchester

12 months
1950 GBP/credit
1000 GBP/credit
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The Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) course from The University of Manchester meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.


Contemporary public health practice requires practitioners to be adaptable and flexible, with broad experience of a range of subject areas.

Our PHPD courses will equip you with:

  • the skills and knowledge to apply to public health concerns at local, national and international level;
  • the ability to apply relevant theory and scientific principles to practical situations;
  • the capability of meeting core-competencies in public health;
  • research skills such as epidemiology, biostatistics and qualitative research methods.

You can take our PHPD  Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) course from The University of Manchester as part of a personal career development programme, or if you are considering a substantive degree in public health and have been out of education for some time.

Both distance and blended learning options are available to help you fit study around your other commitments.

Career opportunities

Most of our students complete professional development units while working in a wide variety of jobs and sectors, eg local authority and public health bodies.

Some use their experience and qualifications to help them move into predominantly public health-related roles.

Other students - such as health promotion staff, GPs, hospital doctors, pharmacists, infection control nurses, therapists, community workers, lay people, managers and researchers - undertake the course to improve their public health skills and expertise to apply within their own profession and setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guideline Development and Implementation
  • Oral Health & Disease in Populations
  • Implementing Strategy in Dental Services
  • Health Promotion Theory & Methods
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Engaging the Hard to Reach for Health Gain
  • Health Economics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider applications demonstrating professional experience related to these Public Health Professional Development courses.
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from countries that are not majority English-speaking countries 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1950 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1950 GBP per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1000 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 GBP per credit during 12 months.

Per 15 credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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