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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This stream provides multidisciplinary training in the advanced methods necessary to undertake epidemiological research on the relationships between health and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the social, economic and political contexts which underlie the establishment of priorities and the selection and evaluation of policy responses.

Objectives

By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems. In addition, they should be able to:

  • describe the principal concerns in environment and health (pollution of air, water, and land; the urban environment; sustainable development; risk perceptions)
  • interpret and evaluate risk assessments and risk management strategies as applied to environment and health concerns
  • show a theoretical and practical understanding of the design and analysis of studies in environmental epidemiology
  • analyse the political and social contexts in which an environment and health policy is made, the factors that lead to policy change, and in particular, the role that research plays in policy change
  • show competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence in relation to environment and health issues

Modules

Basic Epidemiology - Core
Environmental Health Policy - Core
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy - Core
Principles of Social Research - Core
Environmental Epidemiology - Core
Issues in Public Health - Core
Project Report

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,330

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

28,540

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more

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