Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care)

The University of Manchester

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12 months
1900 GBP/year
950 GBP/year
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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

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    1900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Modular (part-time distance learning)

  • UK students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits
  • International students (per annum): £1,900 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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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care)
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