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The Art and Science of Public Health

Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Event organized by Wrexham Glyndŵr University

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Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health. We hold to a philosophy of developing happier and healthier communities by understanding how we can reduce disease and illness, and increase wellbeing. If you are interested in finding out more about this field of science and society, or would like to find out a little more about our Public Health courses, then sign up for our free Public Health Masterclass.

The morning session of the Masterclass will take you on a journey through the history of Public Health, from the impact and challenges of infectious diseases both historical and current, to the rise of the chronic diseases of today, and connecting this rise to our modern lifestyles and political and economic systems.

In the afternoon we will examine the social determinants of disease and illness, and explore 2 case studies (1) the global incidence of smoking and its consequences, and (2) the challenges of obesity in our society.

In both case studies we ask you to consider fundamental questions on the causes and consequences of these lifestyle impacts. Participants on the Masterclass will discuss the drivers of smoking and obesity, and the challenge of health promotion to tackle these diseases in both a regional and global context.