This modular course is run jointly with the Institute of Community Health Sciences of Barts and the London at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry.
By the end of the course, students will have covered the majority of the skills and knowledge required for the MFPHM Part 1 examination.
The course wil enable students to:
* demonstrate an ability to critically analysse the health needs of the population within a geographically defined area
* critically evaluate the relationship between global, national and local public health policy and practice
* apply knowledge to lead the development of public health policy and healthy public policy.
Students will be able to promote and participate in the establishment of health alliances and participatory strategies to promote such alliances; and demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise epidemiological data, research findings and evaluation skills related to public health. In addition, students will demonstrate an advanced level of research and evaluative skills through the programme of sustained enquiry into an aspect of public health.
There are six available routes:
* Public Health (generic)
* Urban Renewal
* Food Policy
* Health Economics
* Health Visiting
* School Nursing
All routes share two core modules: research methods introductory module and health promotion. Each route then has core module requirements with some elective modules. Available modules include:
* introduction to epidemiology and statistics
* public health policy, strategy and management
* urban renewal and health
* economics of health care
* food and public policy
* communicable diseases
* understanding and working with families.
Applicants should allow 120 hours per module for private study as well as time to attend lectures. Students who successfully complete eight modules in the two years will achieve a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health and those who successfully complete a dissertation (accredited to four modules) will be awarded the MSc.
Teaching and assessment
Assessment will vary per module and may involve writing an essay, a policy paper or an article suitable for submission for peer review publication, an oral presentation of a piece of work, a poster presentation of a project, completing a reflective learning diary or completing a grant proposal form. Many or all the projects undertaken by students on this MSc will be closely related to their daily work.