This week has begun and hope you are planning your week well. However for me, it is gonna be very busy as I am returning back to university. Yes I was on long holidays but looking forward for more knowledge. The course I am doing “Public Health” in master level. Yes it is a master but with God’s help I will finish hard. I am gonna shared with you what is all about my course because I have learnt a lot from my undergraduate level. I graduated last year January in undergraduate level. So getting ready for another master graduation. Some times we take life for granted but be grateful for where you are.
Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness (PHE, 2016). Public Health covers many areas such as sexual health, health protection, environment, global health, surveillance, prevention, awareness, immunisation, education, mental health, psychology and more.
Sometimes public health activities involve helping individuals, at other times they involve dealing with wider factors that have an impact on the health of many people (for example an age-group, an ethnic group, a locality, or a country).
While medicine and nursing are vital for helping and supporting people when they fall ill, work in public health contributes to reducing the causes of ill-health and improving people’s health and wellbeing.