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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This stream provides multidisciplinary training in the advanced methods necessary to undertake epidemiological research on the relationships between health and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the social, economic and political contexts which underlie the establishment of priorities and the selection and evaluation of policy responses.
Objectives

By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems. In addition, they should be able to:

  • describe the principal concerns in environment and health (pollution of air, water, and land; the urban environment; sustainable development; risk perceptions)
  • interpret and evaluate risk assessments and risk management strategies as applied to environment and health concerns
  • show a theoretical and practical understanding of the design and analysis of studies in environmental epidemiology
  • analyse the political and social contexts in which an environment and health policy is made, the factors that lead to policy change, and in particular, the role that research plays in policy change
  • show competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence in relation to environment and health issues

Application deadline

08 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 25,410per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

  • Campus address

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, Keppel Street, LONDON, CAMDEN, WC1E 7HT, England

Students from over 150 countries study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an active alumni network maintains links with the school.
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