MSc Public Health

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)

Program Description

MSc Public Health

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)

Develop your knowledge and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice. Our programme is underpinned by a framework of social action and the content is aligned to UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework and WHO international standards.

This programme is available at our campuses in Glasgow and London or through Online study.

Programme Description

This Master’s programme provides practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, understanding and professional skills for safe and effective public health practice.

Our programme is underpinned by world-leading research and a framework of social action, which is increasingly accepted as a means to reduce the enduring and currently widening inequalities in the experience of health, illness and wellbeing within and between countries. This framework aims to redress the balance between asset based approaches and the more traditional deficit approach.

The programme is aligned to the UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework which in turn maps to WHO international standards. Practitioners will consider modern theory and research alongside of current global strategies for health and development to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease and minimise its consequences, prolong life and reduce inequalities in health.

Supported with a variety of teaching and learning approaches, our students engage in taught content through guided study, lectures from public health experts and participation in group work and seminars to encourage interaction. Lectures and seminars are also supported with online activity.

Programme Content

Students take five core modules and choose one optional module followed by the Masters Dissertation.

  • The Principles and Theory of Public Health
  • Public Health Theory to Social Action
  • Health Economics and Development
  • Advanced Epidemiology, Application and Evaluation in Practice
  • Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice
  • Dissertation

Students will also be able to choose a 15-credit optional module such as the Public Health Placement.

Assessment

All modules provide opportunities for you to receive feedback on your academic work. The length and nature of assessments is dependent on module specific learning outcomes. Examples of assessment activities within the programme include written assignments on a given public health perspective, open book examinations, project plans, research proposals and a small scale research study or systematic review.

Modules will have either one larger summative assessment at the end of the module or two smaller assessments, spaced throughout the module. A Pass mark is awarded at 50% or above, and students must gain Pass marks in all modules.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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