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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

This Public Health Addictions MSc from LJMU’s Public Health Institute examines the evidence base of harms/risks relating to addictions and ways to reduce them.

  • Study on this ground-breaking course, unique in the north west
  • Explore the evidence base of addiction harms and risks and the policies used to reduce them
  • Discover course content informed by key research in alcohol and drug addiction
  • Benefit from support and guidance for placement learning opportunities

One of only a handful of courses in the UK, Public Health (Addictions) turns its back on the treatment of addiction as a behaviour and looks at its wider social and political aspects. The issues relating to addiction continue to be major public health challenges facing communities around the world, with wide ranging consequences for the individual concerned, their families and society as a whole.

This MSc in Public Health (Addiction) builds on the Public Health Institute's extensive research portfolio of primary research, evaluation, evidence review and intelligence systems, covering the areas of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, psychology and criminology, many have also worked in drug or alcohol support capacities.

This education programme enables you to work with leading academics in the field, providing specialist knowledge and insights into a wide range of addiction issues. Additionally, the Public Health Institute is able to call on the experience of an established network of practitioners and policy makers to make a unique educational experience.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

On this course there are few written exams as most assessments involve essays and reports, with poster presentations and, of course, the dissertation.

Modules

Epidemiology, Health Intelligence and Health Protection are core public health disciplines that share some key approaches and methods. Epidemiological and health surveillance methods provide essential data which are used to determine suitable health protection strategies. This module will explore these three key areas and the relationships between them and apply them to a number of key issues from a global context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,600

Entry requirements

You will need: a good honours degree in any health or social science-related discipline or equivalent professional qualifications and experience.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more