The Public Health approach, primarily:
- is population based
- emphasises collective responsibility for health, its protection and disease prevention
- recognises the key role of the state, linked to a concern for the underlying socio-economic and wider determinants of health, as well as disease
- emphasises partnerships with all those who contribute to the health of the population.
The Academic Unit of Public Health is a multidisciplinary team with a range of backgrounds such as medicine, public health practice and policy, health promotion, ethics, psychology and sociology. The Unit is located within the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, in the Faculty of Medicine & Health. Our aim is to contribute to improving the health of the public through high quality research, teaching, and consultancy.
The Unit has a strong portfolio of teaching activities that is responsive to the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s health care practitioners and professionals. The Unit provides learning and teaching opportunities at all levels of study to students ranging from second year undergraduate medical students to qualified professionals already established in their Public Health careers.
Our research activities are varied and we are at the forefront of developing new methodologies to tackle public health issues. Details of current and past projects can be found on our research pages. If you would like more information about our work please do not hesitate to contact us.
Academic Unit of Public Health
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
Charles Thackrah Building
101 Clarendon Road
Leeds, LS2 9LJ
Telephone: (+44) 0113 343 0939