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Public Health (International) PGDip

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

This programme provides public health professionals with an understanding of the health needs of populations and how to intervene effectively to strengthen health services and systems and improve health in an international context.

Make an impact

Through our course you’ll gain a detailed insight into innovative solutions to address modern gobal health challenges. Through studying with our expert staff, you can benefit from their real world knowledge and experience, positioning you to join the global community of professionals working to improve the provision of healthcare around the world.

Course highlights

You’ll learn to:

  • Analyse issues in health policy and health services using epidemiological and statistical tools to critically review evidence.
  • Develop the most essential skills needed to improve existing (and build new) health services programmes and management systems.
  • Evaluate different strategies for disease control to select the most effective and feasible programmes.
  • Discuss ethical issues, and adopt and justify an appropriate ethical stance.

You’ll benefit from an international learning environment, with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.

More information

The programme is delivered by Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, based in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.

On this programme you have the opportunity (dependent on travel restrictions - please see our Course terms and conditions) to take part in a study visit to Geneva, attending workshops and meetings with various health-related UN and other international organizations. In the past these have included: World Health Organisation; UNAIDS; UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR); International Labour Organization; International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC); Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); GAVI Alliance.

The Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health (International) is for you if you are a health professional with diverse experience in national health systems. For example you may be a district and provincial medical officer, disease control, reproductive and child health and other programme officer, health service manager, community nurse, health educationalist or general medical practitioner.

You can also study this subject at Master of Public Health (International) (18 months with research project); Master of Public Health (International) (12 months with dissertation based on secondary data); or Postgraduate Certificate level (4 months).

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work in ministries of health, international organisations, civil society organisations, universities, consulting firms and private health providers.

The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development has taught international health and development programmes at Leeds for over 30 years and so has a large alumni network of public health specialists, health systems experts, health managers and planners holding senior positions around the world.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,000overall cost

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

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 57 10

    23rd out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    169 76%

    9th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    15th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    179 74%

    22nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    9th

    7

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