University of Dundee

Public Health (Palliative Care Research) MPH

University of Dundee
In Dundee

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Typology Master
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 12 Months
Start September
  • Master
  • Dundee (Scotland)
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The Master of Public Health (Palliative Care Research) (MPH (PCR)) is designed for those wishing to pursue a service or academic career in palliative care. It will provide you with an excellent understanding of both research and public health issues, thus increasing your career opportunities.

The MPH degree has been run successfully in Dundee for over 25 years and our past students now contribute to the global public health workforce. Building on this success, we are ideally placed to offer a new exit - in palliative care research - from the core MPH. The MPH Palliative Care Research presents an opportunity to integrate public health with quality palliative care research and the clinical palliative care services. This provides a rich learning environment for prospective students.

The Tayside Palliative and End of Life Care Network and the Tayside Specialist Palliative Care Service are well placed to support excellence in research and in research training. The varied clinical settings throughout Tayside provide an excellent basis for research projects.

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Fulton Building, DD1 4HN


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· Who is it intended for?

A MPH (PCR) will enhance the employability of professionals interested in palliative care research. For Specialty Trainees in Palliative Medicine this will add distinct skill sets and an essential understanding of both research and public health issues. Such qualifications will open job opportunities in academic medicine and at policy development levels. This course is compatible with the Palliative Medicine Curriculum and dissertation projects could be undertaken in candidates own localities. Non-medical staff (including nursing staff) will benefit from the same skill set and enhanced ability to enter academic palliative care. Multi-professional learning is encouraged and dissertation projects can be tailored to specific backgrounds.

· Requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold a first class or upper second class degree in a health related topic and/or in subjects including medicine, the social sciences, and medical science. Applications will be considered from others who, although not graduates, are exceptionally well qualified in terms of seniority and experience. Experience in palliative care or similar area and/or specific, evidencedÊinterest in palliative care

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What you'll learn on the course

Public Health
Palliative care
Clinical Statistics
Routine Health Datasets
Health Datasets
Research methods
Spatial Epidemiology
Systematic Reviews

Course programme

Semester 1
  • GM51005-1 - Palliative Care: Foundations and Research (Part 1)
  • GM51010 - Clinical Statistics
  • GM51011 - Epidemiology
Semester 2
  • GM51005-2 Palliative Care: Foundations and Research (Part 2)
  • GM52006 – Applied Statistics with Routine Health Datasets
  • GM52008 - Research Methods
Semester 3
  • GM52011 – Spatial Epidemiology
  • GM52019 – Introduction to Systematic Reviews
  • GM53003 – Dissertation

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £16,950 per year of study

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