Coventry University program

Nursing and Public Health

Analyse the values, theory, concepts and principles of public and global health as well as the challenges they pose to nursing.

This program is part of the MSc Nursing degree offered by Coventry University

Exploring the role of the nurse in public health

It is widely believed that nurses represent the front line of health systems. They are often well placed to promote the health and wellbeing of the patients and clients for whom they are responsible. It can be argued that worldwide health systems, however, are adapting to meet significant prevailing local and global health challenges.

Regardless of your nursing role or the environment in which you work, this program will help you to develop an appreciation of a public health and community-oriented approach.


5 courses

This program contains a portfolio, where you'll be able to gather your work and get feedback from course educators.

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

A senior nurse specialising in the care of patients with renal and urological disorders. 20 years experience in education, including in South Africa. MSc Nursing Course Director online and on campus.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Coventry University, where I teach public health, and a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. I have an interest in child and family health and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • critically analyse values, theory, concepts and principles of public and global health and the social, political and economic factors that determine health status and health inequalities;

  • discuss critically how epidemiology, research and evidence inform the role of the nurse in assessing health needs and interventions to improve the health and well-being of communities; and

  • critically evaluate the challenges that public and global health present to the role of the nurse and the nursing profession.

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