This online Masters in Public Health will give you experience in a research intensive environment with strong links to public health practice. Public health has a central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public and improving population health. If you work or intend to work in an organisation which has public health responsibilities or aims to improve population health, this programme will be suited to you. Whatever your background, this programme will give you the skills and knowledge to drive positive change and help safeguard public health, as well as the opportunity to critically explore the field of public health in order to advance your career in health improvement, health protection and humanitarian aid. WHY THIS PROGRAMME Run by the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, home to world-leading expertise across a diverse range of disciplines, the programme features interdisciplinary content from environmental protection to sociology and health economics. Through our research, the University of Glasgow has been at the forefront of major public health interventions such as Scotland's smoking ban and alcohol misuse strategy. In addition to our academic expertise, you'll benefit from input from local authorities, volunteer organisations, the private sector and the University's contractual connections with NHS Scotland. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this online Masters in Public Health is taught by staff from a number of areas. Current disciplines represented include health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, and health economics. This Masters in Public Health equips you with an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of public health principles and practice as well as epidemiology, health protection and health promotion. You will graduate with a skill set meaning that you can make an informed and significant difference to whatever public health environment you find yourself working in. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE PgCert 2 x 20 credit core courses 1 x 20 credit optional course PgDip 3 x 20 credit core courses 3 x 20 credit optional courses MSc 3 x 20 credit core courses 3 x 20 credit optional courses 1 x 60 credit dissertation You will be expected to attend interactive lectures, seminars and individual tutorials, as well as taking part in project and team work. Throughout each course you will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include essays, discussions, blogs, online presentations, interactive quizzes, assignments or group work. Details of these assignments are found in your induction. The duration of this programme is 2.5 years to 6 years taken on a part-time basis. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative. Core Courses PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS (optional course for PgCert) RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH & WELLBEING (optional course for PgDip/PgCert) MPH RESEARCH PROJECT (ONLINE) (Msc only) Optional Courses RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH & WELLBEING FURTHER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND STATISTICS (ONLINE) GLOBALISATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH (ONLINE) HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HTA ONLINE HEALTH PROMOTION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (ONLINE) QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To be accepted for this programme, you must have: At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant health related subject from a recognised institution. We are able to consider a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:2 or equivalent in addition to at least six months’ work experience in public health or health care. Exceptionally, if a first degree is not relevant then a professional qualification and experience in the practice of public health for at least two years at a professional level is required. When submitting your application, please include your Curriculum Vitae and a supporting statement. This is in addition to the documents listed in 'how to apply'.
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