Msc global health systems theory and policy blizard institute

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Description

  • Typology

    Postgraduate

  • Location

    London

Description

Overview
This programme considers how the principles and practice of effective and fair public health care can inform health policy and health care systems in national and local settings. An important focus of the programme will be the theoretical and practical principles of solidarity in health care systems. The programme analyses the principles of health systems, and makes global linkages to social, political, economic, and cultural issues in individual countries and themes. Students will gain an understanding of competition and trade law and regulation and its application to public health care. This programme is of particular interest to medical and clinical practitioners, civil servants, public health practitioners, social and political scientists, lab scientists, and NGO workers.
High quality primary health care and public health systems form the cornerstone of an efficient, effective, and equitable health system. Many countries (whether low-, middle- or high-income) are seeking to shift from a secondary care led, disease-oriented and ‘reactive’ healthcare system to one characterised by a strong primary care sector offering ‘proactive’, whole-patient care through measures such as patient education, prevention, early diagnosis, support for self-care, risk factor and chronic disease management, and systematic gate-keeping to the secondary care sector.
This vision for developing public health and primary care is widely held (eg, it is prominent in World Health Organization strategic plans and is a strong theme in the new healthcare strategy in the USA), but it depends critically on capacity-building to produce the research leaders, educators, policy-makers and change agents who are integral to this process..
Through the knowledge and analytic skills they have gained, students can address the challenges facing public health and public policy more generally across a range of contexts to the NHS, local authorities, third-sector organisations, policymakers...

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67-69 Lincoln'S Inn Fields, WC2A 3JB

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  • It was really good and enjoyable course which proved out to be very helpful.
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  • I am very happy working with you. I have enjoyed services more than my expectations. I find it the best place to work and to learn as well. Thanks to MKLC for such an amazing opportunity.
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  • Queen Mary was a little scary for me to come but after arriving I felt so great by the people, everyone fits in and gets to know each other with the considerate and thoughtful lecturers.
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4.0
24/03/2019
About the course: It was really good and enjoyable course which proved out to be very helpful.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
22/03/2019
About the course: I am very happy working with you. I have enjoyed services more than my expectations. I find it the best place to work and to learn as well. Thanks to MKLC for such an amazing opportunity.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student Reviewer

5.0
06/03/2019
About the course: Queen Mary was a little scary for me to come but after arriving I felt so great by the people, everyone fits in and gets to know each other with the considerate and thoughtful lecturers.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Medical training
  • Part Time
  • Medical
  • systems
  • healthcare
  • Public
  • Law
  • Global
  • Secondary
  • Primary
  • IT Law
  • Public Health

Course programme

Structure

This MSc programme is available for study for one year full-time, or two years part-time.

In the first semester, modules develop the key concepts and research methods and analysis. These present you with relevant methodological issues and challenges while providing interdisciplinary foundations. In the second semester, you gain a more detailed understanding of areas relevant to your interests through specialist and elective modules.

Core modules
  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Evidence, Policy and Global Health
  • Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Systems, Policy and Practice
  • Dissertation
Specialist modules
  • Health Systems Theory, Policy and Political Economy
  • Understanding and Managing Human Resources for Global Health
Optional modules
  • Anthropology and Global Health
  • Migration, Culture, and Health
  • Gender, Sexuality and Health
  • Global Health, Governance and Law
  • Ecological Global Health
  • Human Rights and Public Health
  • Globalisation and Contemporary Medical Ethics
  • Researching Global Health and Biomedicine- Geneva Field Class
  • Economics of Development
  • Human Resource Management in the Public Services
Full-time

Undertaking an MSc programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Each module you study is worth 15 credits. University guidelines suggest that for every 15 credits, a student will need to study for 150 hours. You will usually have one 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar per module, per week. You should expect to be on campus at least 3 days a week.

Part-time

Our part-time study options mean you can complete this MSc over two years. This MSc programme consist of four core modules, two specialist modules and two optional modules and finally a dissertation, worth a total of 180 credits.

A part time student is required to take two of the core module worth 15 credits in semester one of the first year. In the second semester of the first year, a part time student will take the two specialist, each worth 15 credits. The first year teaching is completed by early April, and final assessments submitted by the end of May.

In the second year a part time student will take the other two core modules worth 15 credits each in semester one, and in the second semester they would take a two optional modules worth 15 credits. In the second year a part time student would research and write their 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits. This is usually submitted in August.

University guidelines suggest that for every 15 credits, a student will need to study for 150 hours. This is worth considering when thinking about studying part time. You will usually have one 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar, per module, per week.

Distance Learning

This programme is not currently available as distance learning, although we hope to make this available in the future. Contact us for further information.

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