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Public Health and Health Services Research PGCert

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Public Health & Health Services Research PGCert balances the public health training and advanced research skills necessary for progression in academic or service work.

About this course

The PGCert in Public Health & Health Services Research is for those who are seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. You will also be suitable if you wish to pursue a career in public health or health services delivery and analysis in the UK and internationally, with:

the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
local government
the voluntary sector
academic healthcare

This PGCert combines a range and high standard of health services research methods with the principles of public health science and practice. After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or start or develop your career in public health and health services or related areas.

The PGCert in Public Health & Health Services Research provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

The PGCert in Public Health & Health Services Research grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:

reduce health inequalities
address social injustice
improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally.

Among the areas covered are

systematic reviewing and critical appraisal
evaluative methods in health services research
applications of epidemiology to public health
health inequalities and the social determinants of health
the role of behavioural interventions in public health.

Your development

You can follow your interests and develop specialisms through the public health and health services research project, which is developed in collaboration with our expert staff. You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academics, or propose your own. Projects vary and can involve:

primary data collection (quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)
secondary analysis of a wide range of available datasets
systematic review

You receive a thorough grounding in introductory and advanced research methods and are provided with regular research supervision throughout the course.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 57 1

    13th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    135 61%

    32nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    29th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 76%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    13th

    1

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