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Public Health - MSc and Postgraduate Diploma

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Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Structure and Syllabus

  • The Postgraduate Certificate consists of the four compulsory core modules
    (PHM101, PHM102, PHM103, PHM104) plus 2 further PHM1 modules.
  • The Postgraduate Diploma consists of the four compulsory core modules, 2 further PHM1 modules, plus 4 elective modules (at least 2 must be taken from selection group PH2, the remainder chosen from the selection groups listed below).
  • The MSc consists of the four compulsory core modules, 1 stream-specific PHM1 module, 1 further PHM1 module, 1 stream-specific PHM2 module, plus EITHER 7 elective modules OR 4 elective modules and a project report (at least 3 of the elective modules must be taken from
    selection group PHM2, the remainder chosen from the list below).

Key to streams
There are four streams to the MSc:
· E&H - Environment & Health
· HP - Health Promotion
· HSM - Health Services Management
· Gen - General stream

To gain an MSc with a particular stream, you must complete the relevant compulsory modules for that stream. These are marked C in the table below. Modules marked R are recommended for that stream. Where no compulsory or recommended mark is made, module choice is optional.

Four compulsory core modules: E&H HP HSM Gen
Basic epidemiology [PHM101]
C
C
C
C
Basic statistics for public health and policy [PHM102]
C
C
C
C
Introduction to health economics [PHM103]
C
C
C
C
Principles of social research [PHM104]
C
C
C
C
Additional PHM1 core modules:        
Issues in public health [PHM105]
R
   
C
Environment, health and sustainable development [PHM106]
C
     
Health promotion theory [PHM107]  
C
   
Health services [PHM108]    
C
 
Health policy, process and power [PHM109]  
R
R
R
PHM2 elective modules:
Analytical models for decision making [PHM201]    
R
 
Communicable disease control [PHM202]
R
R
 
R
Economic analysis for management and policy [PHM203]    
R
 
Economic evaluation [PHM204]      
R
Environmental epidemiology [PHM205]
R
     
Environmental health policy [953P206]
C
R
 
R
Health care evaluation [PHM207]  
R
R
R
Financial management [PHM208]    
R
 
Globalisation and health [PHM209]
R
R
 
R
Managing health services [PHM210]    
R
 
Medical anthropology in public health [PHM211]
R
R
   
Organisational management [PHM212]    
C
R
Principles and practice of health promotion [PHM213]
R
C
 
R
History and health [PHM215]
R
R
 
R
Project report [PHM305]        

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