Masters | Postgraduate Course - Public Health (online distance learning) MPH, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Edinburgh

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Public Health (online distance learning) MPH, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MPH: 3 years part-time, PgDip: 2 years part-time, PgCert: 1 year part-time

Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society. Whether you are already a working professional in this area, or new to the subject, this Master of Public Health (MPH) is the ideal programme for those wishing to address today’s problems in public health.

Our MPH programme provides students with an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and the social science of health.

Module details

Year One (Certificate)

All students take the following compulsory courses:

  • Introduction to Public Health (10 credits)
  • Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Health Economics (10 credits)

Year Two (Diploma)

All students take the following compulsory courses:

  • Public Policy for Health (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Research Design for Public and Global Health (10 credits)

Students should choose elective courses totalling exactly 30 credits from the list below.

Year Three (Masters)

Students who have completed the Diploma level and are eligible to progress to Year Three can choose either to do a dissertation project (if agreed by the programme directors), worth 60 credits, or students in Year Three who choose not to do a dissertation can do a compulsory 20 credit individual project - Integrating Public Health Practice, plus 40 credits of elective courses from the list below.

Elective courses *

  • Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (10 credits)
  • Societies, Reproduction and Health (10 credits)
  • Public health approaches to declining health, dying and bereavement (10 credits)
  • Leadership and Management in Public Health (10 credits)
  • Intermediate Epidemiology (10 credits)
  • Project Management for Public Health Programmes (10 credits)
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in a Global Context (10 credits)
  • Noncommunicable Diseases in a Global Context (10 credits)
  • Data Analysis for Epidemiology (10 credits)
  • Fieldwork Skills for Qualitative Social Research (10 credits)
  • Systematic Reviews (10 credits)
  • The Global Burden of Mental Illness (10 credits)
  • Statistical Modelling for Epidemiology (10 credits)
  • Data Analysis in Qualitative Social Research (10 credits)

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline.

Student Destinations

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.