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Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States PgCert

Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States PgCert

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is aimed at those who want to make a difference to the health of those in developing countries. We put a strong focus on the social aspects of health and on health systems strengthening from a people’s perspective. The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) at QMU offers a range of awards which are aimed at those who wish to work in health policy and practice, particularly in low and middle income settings. Additionally, our courses will better prepare students to assist in improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world, whether that be overseas or locally in Scotland.

This PgCert is for people who have an interest in the complex policy and practice issues in diverse settings affected by conflict or countries emerging from conflict. Emphasis will be given to: the concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals; households and their interaction with health and social structures in the context of forced migration; the range of actors involved during the humanitarian crisis and transitional period; and the alternative approaches to psychosocial protection of individuals and communities. The objective is to identify the needs of diverse stakeholders and formulate effective and appropriate programmatic responses.

Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and examinations. Former IGHD students work in a variety of settings where a social development understanding informs approaches to health. Examples of positions filled by IGHD graduates include: Health Advisor for Save the Children UK, Senior Co-ordinator for International Operations with Partners in Health, Policy Development Officer in the Scottish NGO sector, Public Health Policy Workers for First Nation’s communities in Canada, humanitarian worker with Islamic Relief. Others have taken internships with organizations such as the WHO on graduation, while others have progressed to doctoral studies.

Different course options

Full time | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

Strengthening Health and Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected States - Core
Independent Study module - Core
Global Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing - Core
Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health, social science or development related subject. Diplomates should have completed the final exam of a professional body. All applicants should be able to demonstrate interest in the field of health through professional or voluntary work experience.