University of Glasgow

Public Health [MPH/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]

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University of Glasgow
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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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The University of Glasgow has provided education in public health since 1839 and has offered a diploma in public health since the early 20th century. The Master of Public Health programme has been offered here continuously since 1981. The Master of Public Health programme will be taught by academics from a wide variety of organisations and disciplines including: Environmental protection, public health medicine, sociology, and health economics. 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 then this programme will be suited to you. The programme will be multidisciplinary in focus and it is envisaged will attract students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms. During each course, you will interact with your teachers and fellow students each week using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to student questions about the course content. The Master of Public Health programme will be useful to practitioners of public health and those seeking to enter this field. Public Health at the University was among the earliest academic fields to move towards a multidisciplinary range of programmes involving staff from a number of areas. Current disciplines represented include: Health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, and health economics. Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, as well as in international humanitarian relief. 

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University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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4.0 25/05/2019
About the course: I had a wonderful experience there. The environment was so friendly and helpful. I don't think it would be possible for me to find these types of opportunities somewhere else.
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5.0 23/05/2019
About the course: I am extremely happy I came here, particularly as the Medical School is so great. I feel upheld by the Staff at the Medical School
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4.0 23/05/2019
About the course: I enjoyed my time at the University and it was nothing but fun. Campus is a great place to learn and enjoy. People are encouraging and thanks for everything.
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What you'll learn on the course

Public Health

Course programme

You will attend interactive lectures, seminars and individual tutorials and take part in project and team work.

Core courses

  • Principles of public health
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Introduction to epidemiology

Optional courses (one course chosen)

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Further Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Globalisation and public health
  • Health Economics
  • Health Promotion: Principles and Practice
  • Psychosocial Approaches to Public Health
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Methods

If you are studying for the MPH, you will also undertake a research project of 15,000–20,000 words and your project studies here will incorporate a series of research methods lectures.

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Core Courses (semester one)

Principles of Public Health

Aims: The course aims to provide a foundation in public health for students. It will introduce the fundamental concepts of health and illness and the factors that influence health in different settings.

Introduction to Statistical Methods


1. To introduce fundamental concepts in biostatistics, especially uncertainty, variation, estimation and comparison.
2. To examine statistical issues in study design.
3. To...

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