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Public Policy for Health

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This module introduces you to policy-making and policy evaluation in the UK with particular reference to the field of public policy for health.

The module lays the foundations for you to identify policy drivers and processes using examples of current policies which promote well-being and reduce health-harming behaviours in Wales.

This is a core module on the Pathway to a degree in Healthcare.

Learning and teaching

Tutor-led classroom sessions, student-led seminars. There will be two Saturday schools for study skills. Your learning and teaching for this module is underpinned by self-directed study.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The assessment for this course will be a seen class test and an essay.

On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio. Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting.

Reading suggestions

Provided by the tutor on the university Virtual Learning Environment.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.