Masterclasses for Applicants

The Practitioners accepted onto the West Midlands' Public Health Practitioner Development Scheme are supported with masterclasses in priority areas of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Classes incorporate both knowledge and practical application, to enhance learning and provide a framework for use of these skills in daily practice. For further details and to book a place please contact

Current Masterclass topics include:

Date 2016

Masterclass Topic



7th March

Critical Appraisal of Research Day One (of 2): introduction to concept (systematic review, randomised controlled trial & cohort study)

Shamil Haroon Adeola Agbebiyi

23rd March

· Behavioural economics & social marketing

· Policy & strategy development & assessment

· Horizon scanning

Alana.Grocott Paul Southon Nick Laws

Patrick Saunders

11th April


Health Economics & Economic Evaluation – assessing evidence of effectiveness

David Elliott


27th April


Health Protection

Soili Larkin

Lina Martino

9th May

· Climate change

· Planning & health

· Sustainability

Paul Southon Richard White Angela Hands

25th May

Public Health Law & Ethics

Allan Reid

6th June

Critical Appraisal of Research Day Two (of 2): advanced critical appraisal (economic evaluation, qualitative study, & diagnostic accuracy study)

Shamil Haroon

Adeola Agbebiyi

22nd June

· Health Impact Assessment

· Health Equality Assessment

Ruth Goldstein

Karen Saunders

Jackie Roberts

4th July

Data analysis & statistical inference

Saran Shantikumar

13th July

Introduction to Mental Wellbeing & public mental health

Lina Martino and colleague

20th July


Gurpreet Rai

Ruth Goldstein

21st Sept

Design, implementation & evaluation of health promotion interventions

Lina Martino Duncan Vernon

3rd Oct


Elizabeth Griffiths Ainee Khan

26th Oct

Planning for Healthy Communities (including wider determinants, update on policy & structure, what achieves healthier communities & how do we get the process right)

Nick Laws

7th Nov

Presentation Skills Level 2

Allan Reid

16th Nov

Health Behaviour Change & disease prevention

Deryn Bishop

Alison Trout

5th Dec

Housing, Health & Environmental Health

Nick Laws

Masterclass Presentations

Epidemiology Master class October 2016



Design, implementation & evaluation of health



Public Health Commissioning - 25.01.16
Public Health Commissioning - Tony Mercer
Asset Based Commissioning - Tony Bullock
Contracting - Jennifer Finch
SUIT - part 1 - Sunny Dhadley
SUIT - part 2 - Sunny Dhadley