Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society. This is the ideal programme if you are a professional or new to the subject and you wish to address today’s problems in public health. This programme is taught on-campus, but we also offer a part-time MPH by online distance learning which may suit those who wish to continue working while studying, or who are unable to come to Edinburgh. You will gain an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health. This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy. The programme will prepare you for a career in research or academia, professional public-health service, clinical epidemiology, health technology assessment, public-health protection and a wide range of national and international organisations concerned with preventing disease and improving the health of populations.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Full time | University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews (10 Credits) - Core

This module will introduce students to basic concepts of systematic reviews, and pooling of data through meta-analysis. Areas to be considered will include the rationale for systematic reviews, how they impact on health care decision-making, and the basic steps in undertaking a systematic review. The principles of meta-analysis will be discussed, along with some basic examples.

Introduction to Qualitative Research (10 Credits) - Core

The module provides an introduction to qualitative research methods. Underlying approaches will be examined and then different methods will be looked at in more detail. Practical components will be incorporated into the sessions and visiting lecturers who are actively involved in qualitative research will talk about their research experience. Students will be expected to carry out one in-depth interview, participate in class exercises and discussions and do background reading on the topics. Students will also learn how to analyse qualitative data, what some of the challenges of mixing methods are and how to appraise published qualitative research.

Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Learning Objectives: select a research question/area of study; develop an appropriate methodology to investigate their research question; prepare and analyse secondary data, or undertake a philosophical/critical analysis of library materials; apply critical skills to evaluating the research they have carried out; present a comprehensive write up of the research and its findings (Max. 12,000 words excluding bibliography, appendices and data presentation).

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Applicants require a UK health undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent from a good university; for those with non-health related backgrounds or those who have been out of full-time education for some time, both academic qualifications and work experience will be considered.

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