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Global Public Health PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PGDip in Global Public Health provides students with the critical analysis and breadth of knowledge to act confidently to address contemporary health challenges.

About this course

There are a number of public health challenges facing our society and all societies today, including:

increasing inequalities
climate change
displacement of populations

The PGDip in Global Public Health addresses these issues and others, and encourages you to consider the roles of and interactions between governments, international organisations, and multinational corporations in addressing these challenges.

The United Nations and the World Health Organization have identified ways to improve health for all, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To work towards such public health targets as universal health coverage and universal access to care, it is necessary to have an understanding of complex health interventions in their social, political, and economic contexts.

This global health masters course grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:

reduce health inequalities
address social injustice
improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally.

What you'll learn

Some of the global health issues that may be covered include:

how can medicines be designed and delivered so everyone has access to them?
what is the role of transnational and multinational organisations in health care delivery and how do they affect national and local health systems?
what is the right to health, and how can it be enforced and exercised?
how much should health professionals best work with patients, carers, and communities to encourage good health and how much should they tackle inequalities and larger social factors?

This Global Public Health PGDip aims to develop your knowledge of the varied analyses and methodologies required by:

modern day doctors and health professionals
policy makers
consultants
public servants

You will be able to understand and critique information and practice, and to advocate effectively on behalf of your patients and communities.

You will also receive research training in public health sciences, with a thorough grounding in introductory and advanced research methods.

Your development

You can follow your interests and develop specialisms through the global public health research project, which is developed in collaboration with our expert staff. You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academics, or propose your own.

The Global Public Health PGDip also provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

Placements

You are encouraged to complete work experience placements, which the university's careers service can help arrange. This experience helps to increase your transferable skills and enhance your CV.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 9 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Through combining lectures, practical sessions and self-directed learning, this module will introduce the core concepts of applied research methods in the health sciences. The aim is to provide all students with a basic grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods, so that they are able to understand, critique and apply different research designs to applied health and social science research questions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£5,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent. If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more