At all stages the course is designed to encourage critical thinking, enhance evidence based research techniques and develop practical skills in the area of public health. Multiple employment opportunities exist for graduates who will be well equipped to contribute to this rapidly growing area of applied health science.
You would normally require a BSc Honours degree in a relevant life science or a professional qualification of equivalent status, with at least one year's relevant work experience. Other qualifications and/or experience will be considered individually by the course leader.
MSc/MPH Public Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Today, more than ever, it is important for individuals, organisations and governments to be aware of and to act on the understandings we have of the impact of our lifestyles on our health status. Given this, the relationship between nutrition, physical activity and health of individuals through to populations is the focus of this course. Students from diverse backgrounds within life and health science disciplines are afforded the opportunity to explore the scope and techniques of public health science and its practical application. All students will initially be registered on the MSc, however graduands may request the internationally recognised award of MPH if their research project is a public health intervention.
The course draws upon expertise found within University schools and departments to form a multi-disciplinary teaching team.
- Applied Public Health
- Assessing Health Status
- Health and Nutrition: Policies and Promotion
- Priorities in Public Health
- Research Methods
- Research Project
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is undertaken both by staff members in the Schools of Biosciences and Integrated Health, and by visiting speakers experienced in a particular field (eg cancer epidemiology and life course epidemiology). The assessment profile is varied according to individual module learning outcomes, but it includes coursework, written and oral exams, and a research project.