Master of Public Health - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    - The range of public health careers is increasing, offering exciting opportunities for suitably qualified personnel - Career choices encompass many disciplines including health promotion, epidemiology, clinical governance, health care research, health technology assessment and public health nursing, where you will find that a Masters level qualification is increasingly required
  • Entry requirements
    - You must have a first or second-class Honours degree within a health-related field or equivalent - e.g. medicine, dentistry, nursing/health visiting, environmental health, occupational health, pharmacy, or any other degree deemed appropriate by the award team - Any 'non-standard' qualification judged by the award team to be equivalent of the above (e.g. a relevant professional qualification or public health-related experience) would warrant admission to the Postgraduate Certificate programme, successful completion of which will enable transfer to the Masters Award - the same conditions will apply to candidates offering a non-Honours degree - In exceptional circumstances, and after a satisfactory interview with the award leader and course team, we would accept a minimum of three years experience at a senior level in a public health or related field
  • Academic title
    Master of Public Health
  • Course description
    Program Summary:
    - This is an internationally recognised qualification in Public Health
    - It is aimed at a wide range of people from both NHS and non-NHS backgrounds including those in primary or secondary care, health authorities and primary care trusts, nursing and professions related to medicine, health promotion, health care research, health management and anyone wishing to develop a career in public health
    - The programme covers much of the syllabus required for the Part 1 examinations of the Faculty of Public Health
    - You analyse practice and policy in health care, developing practical and critical skills ? you also gain a sound understanding of associated theories
    - During the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own special interests and embark on academic research
    - The taught elements of the programme take 1 academic year to complete. To obtain the MPH qualification students must complete a dissertation after this which takes about 6-12 months to complete depending on the nature of the topic and chosen research methodology. As this is a self directed piece of work, many international students often return to their home countries to complete this element of the programme with online support provided from their research supervisor.

    Students performance on the award will be assessed using a variety of methods. For the 8 taught modules, student will be required to complete very few exams as the modules are mainly assessed through course work e.g. essays, group reports, literature reviews, group presentations to the class, and project reports. These are often around 3000 words in length ? so a good level of English and grammar are essential requirements for study on this programme. The dissertation is a larger piece of work around 25,000 words in length.

    Typical Modules May Include:
    * Core Modules include:
    - Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion
    - Evaluation and Assessment of Health and Social Needs
    - Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology
    - Dissertation
    - Public Health Approaches to Management
    - Social Research in Public Health
    - Statistics in Public Health

    * Elective Modules include:
    - Advanced Epidemiology and Statistics
    - Advanced Research Skills
    - Critical Appraisal of Research Sociology of Health and Illness
    - Introduction to Communicable Diseases

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