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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

This online 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.
  • Current disciplines represented include health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, and health economics.
  • 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 outcomes

  • Appraise policy and assess its contribution to population health.
  • Apply principles of epidemiology, statistical analysis and health improvement in the field.
  • Identify, analyse and apply social, economic and environmental theories to improve services.
  • Assess and debate explanations for the persistence of public health inequalities.
  • Evaluate initiatives to improve overall population health.
  • Examine and critically compare key theoretical concepts that underpin organisational behaviour and management. Apply these concepts to the improvement of public health services.
  • Explore models of disease causation and design strategies to mitigate risk.
  • Analyse the concept of risk and design strategies to prepare for and mitigate against risk situations.
  • Review evidence, interpret data and employ research methods to meet current public health challenges.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our programme has an emphasis on original research and takes an international approach to public health.

Potential career opportunities for graduates of this programme include lecturer, health development manager, public health advisor, health programme specialist, epidemiologist, medical practitioner, clinical university teacher and various research positions.

Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, and in international humanitarian relief.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000overall cost

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

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

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