This is a multidisciplinary course targeted at modern public health requirements in a changing environment. The course has a focus on the social determinants of health (the conditions in which people are born, grow, work and age), which cause unfair and avoidable differences in health status. You will engage with ethical dilemmas in public health, for example the balance between individual freedom and responsibility of government to provide protection for all. During this course, you will learn how to assess the effectiveness of health interventions and learn core public health skills including surveillance and assessment of the population’s health, health protection, and leadership and collaborative working for health. You will learn how to use these core skills to inform and drive health policy and public health practice. The core skills have been identified by professional bodies such as the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum and the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework.