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Master of Public Health

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 24 months October 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online has been designed for busy health professionals looking to gain a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Public Health in United Kingdom. The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online has been designed for busy health professionals looking to gain a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. This course will provide students with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying public health. Through its alignment with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework this course will develop your ability to undertake independent research culminating in a dissertation project as a capstone to your studies. Why study this subject? The MPH course is the most comprehensive of our Public Health programmes, incorporating the opportunity to complete an independent piece of original research. Building on the Postgraduate Diploma module base, you will also study research design and critical appraisal and complete a dissertation project of your choosing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete two further optional modules to tailor your study further. The course culminates in the completion of a dissertation research project where you will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research. The MPH will provide you with a thorough understanding of Public Health in the 21st century and provide an ideal foundation upon which to develop as an effective public health professional. Course Structure Introduction The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting (20 credits) Health Promotion (20 credits) Topics in Public Health (20 credits) Epidemiology (20 credits) Research Design and Critical Appraisal (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Module options* (choose a combination of modules equal to 40 credits): Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation (20 credits) Migration and Public Health (20 credits) Service Improvement (20 credits) Communicable Disease Control (20 credits) Commissioning for Health and Social Care (20 credits) *Module options are subject to availability at the time of study. Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online Master of Public Health (MPH) course utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. You will be supported throughout your MPH programme by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Methods of assessment Our MPH course includes both compulsory and optional modules, so you can tailor the content of your course to more closely fit your interests and aspirations. We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MPH will be based on a combination of written assignments, engagement in online discussion forums and the completion of a dissertation based on an individual research project. You will be able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Masters course. We achieve this by: showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform; the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date; assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams; ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria. We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism. On successful completion of your MPH qualification, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus. Career destinations As an MPH graduate, together with your previous experience , knowledge, skills and training, you will be well prepared to enter an array of roles in professions revolving around public health. These include: Public Health Project Officer Public Health Project Manager Public Health Research Assistant Public Health Research Associate/Fellow Public Health Intelligence Officer Data Analyst Health Communication Officer Health Improvement Officer Health Improvement Manager Health Protection Specialist Strategic Health Officer Policy Officer Public Health Consultant Service Improvement Manager Academic Healthy Living Officer Health and Well-being Project Officer Health Visitor Allied Health Professional Leader Community Health Officer Health Promotion Officer Health Promotion Manager This is not an exhaustive list of roles available and many others exist, though these job titles are indicative of the most common roles offered within Public Health. In addition, depending on your previous study or training, further opportunities may exist. Entry requirements We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our MSc Public Health (MPH) programme: 1. Academic Entry Route In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our MPH programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum: An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. 2. Open Entry Route We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route. In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our MPH programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum: At least 5 years' relevant senior level work experience. English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience, CPD and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme. [-]

Master of Public Health

University of Roehampton Online
Online Part time 29 months United Kingdom London

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change. [+]

"The world faces a growing list of public health challenges—from the impact of new technologies on public health management, the outbreaks of infectious diseases and the risks of legal drugs to environmental issues, nutritional problems and ageing populations—as well as a shortage of skilled public health workers.* To address these challenges and more, organisations and communities need well-trained, experienced public health professionals who can plan and implement effective public health solutions. Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change. Through this interdisciplinary programme, you can gain an understanding of global public health issues and explore theories and practices that will help you prepare to address the public health needs of your community and around the world. *World Health Statistics 2012, World Health Organization" Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll learn skills that will be relevant to your career right now, and in the future. Learning model and programme structure Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure. Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper. Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your programme. How will I learn? Learning with Roehampton Online is a live process. Students from around the world take the knowledge they have gained from faculty instruction and classroom debate, and put it to work immediately in their own lives. When do I have to be online? At Roehampton Online, we understand that most of our students have busy careers and active personal lives outside the classroom. Our online learning model has therefore been designed to empower you with the ability to choose when and where you study: No set lecture times Classroom access 24 hours a day Comprehensive support Support At Roehampton Online you’ll receive support from the moment you enquire to beyond the day you graduate, from: Your enrolment advisor – your one-stop shop for advice and information during the application process Faculty – mentors, instructors and facilitators to learning, faculty members are there to provide direction in the classroom Roehampton Employability and Careers Hub – or REACH – provides 24/7 access to resources that can help you find a better job The Centre for Student Success – a learning resource full of video links and services designed specifically to help you succeed The Writing Centre – receive personalised feedback from expert writing tutors and get better at producing academic work Skill units – hit the ground running with your studies thanks to these free short introductory courses Admissions The online degree programmes at Roehampton Online are designed for professionals looking to further their education and enhance their careers. So work experience is an important factor when choosing the most suitable applicants for a course. If you already hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for full admission into one of our programmes. Even if you don’t have a suitable bachelors degree, you may still be eligible if you have enough relevant professional experience. If so, you may be conditionally admitted. As long as you pass the first module, you’ll then be granted full admission. Request information to learn more about the admission requirements for your specific programme. [-]

MPH Public Health

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Belfast

A MPH is an internationally recognised qualification opening up many employment opportunities throughout the world. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills base to pursue a career in public health or other health-related leadership roles. The curriculum for the MPH at Queen’s is aligned very closely to the syllabus for the professional exams for the UK Faculty of Public Health. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Public Health in United Kingdom. MPH Public Health A MPH is an internationally recognised qualification opening up many employment opportunities throughout the world. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills base to pursue a career in public health or other health-related leadership roles. The curriculum for the MPH at Queen’s is aligned very closely to the syllabus for the professional exams for the UK Faculty of Public Health. The MPH is designed to introduce students to: The 'science' of public health practice: a robust, systematic and evidence-based approach to define and understand population health issues and problems. The 'art' of public health practice - interpersonal and organisational skills to work in partnership with others; influence decisions; support implementation of policy, programmes or interventions; and effect real change. It aims to identify optimal solutions for health gain within available resources. A global perspective on public health, including the health of underserved areas in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) For more information, watch our recent webinar! Why Queen's? In collaboration with the Institute of Public Health in Ireland and other key local stakeholders, Queen's hosts one of five UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence in the UK to encourage multidisciplinary working and increase capacity to address complex population-level health issues. One of our strengths is the small class size (typically around 20 students per year) which enables very close liaison between staff and students. You will be based in the Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Northern Ireland, which is one of five UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence in the UK, and you will be taught and mentored by world-class researchers. You will also be exposed to a wide range of public health leaders and practitioners who are working in the field of Public Health, making real changes to benefit the health of populations. There is an emphasis on global aspects of public health and emerging threats and challenges and the course attracts students from all over the world. Course Details Programme content is based on the Diploma (Part A) Examination Syllabus for Membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health, this MPH comprises two taught semesters plus one research-based component. Semesters 1 and 2 involve a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and group work and Semester 3 focuses on the dissertation. Semester 1 modules Introduce core concepts, methodologies and approaches, with an emphasis on critical thinking and the application of new knowledge: Determinants of Health and Health Improvement (Pt 1) Medical Statistics Public Health Sciences Semester 2 modules Focus on public health practice within the three principal domains/modules: Determinants of Health and Health Improvement (Pt 2) Health and Social Care Systems Health Protection Optional Modules: Advanced Public Health Practice Global Health Semester 3 Students are also required to complete an appropriate, discrete, academic or service public health dissertation project to integrate and apply public health-related knowledge and skills. There may be opportunities to work with local public health organisations and opportunities to conduct projects in underserved areas of LMICs can be arranged. Assessment & Feedback Assessment is by a variety of methods including written examination, written assignments and oral presentations. A 10-15,000 word dissertation is required. Learning and Teaching At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential. On this course we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners. Classes are in the morning and afternoon through a combination of course lectures, practical experiences and Self-directed study to enhance employability Career Prospects MPH graduates will have the skills and knowledge foundation to pursue public health career opportunities in the health and social care sector, health-related non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and in both teaching and research departments in universities. On completion of the course graduates are well placed to undertake the professional examinations of the UK or Irish Faculty of Public Health and may go on to pursue a career in Public Health, either locally in the UK/Ireland or nternationally, including careers focussed on the health needs of LMIC’s Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to network with prospective employers. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. Entry Requirements A 2.1 Honours degree or above in a health-related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications or experience may be considered, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisite academic requirement. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years). For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information: English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English Fees & Funding There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's. For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/ Tuition Fees for 2017/18 Home/EU Fees: £5,220 International Fees: £14,100 For more information please see Tuition Fees Funding Bursaries may be available for international students, depending on available funding. For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/graduateschool/PostgraduateFunding [-]

Master of Public Health (Online)

University of Hertfordshire - UH Online
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This MPH Public Health course combines the work of public health theory, practice and research, with expertise from: Life and Medical Science, Nursing and Social Work and The Business School at the University of Hertfordshire. [+]

Master of Public Health (Online) The range of optional modules offered and the breadth of cases used across the programme will provide opportunities for specialism in the global and local context in areas including: Commissioning and leadership Management of the double burden of communicable and non-communicable conditions Primary care Child health Health system approaches to improving public health outcomes and addressing health inequalities. For more information about how online study works, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online. Free sample materials! See how online study works and what kind of learning environment and materials you will access as an online student. Access free sample materials Why choose this course? This MPH Public Health course combines the work of public health theory, practice and research, with expertise from: Life and Medical Science, Nursing and Social Work and The Business School at the University of Hertfordshire. Entry requirements... A recent 2.2 honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent. Or relevant experience in the area public health may be considered in place of a degree. GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics with minimum grade C. Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted. English language requirements All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered: GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language grade A-C. IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band) Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details. If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level. Careers This programme is designed for students who wish to develop their careers in the field of public health practice, management or research, as well as practitioners and managers already in the field, who wish to enhance their career development. The online MPH course is tailored implicitly towards the needs of diverse health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and allied health, social care and environmental health professionals, as well as the wider public health workforce in the non-governmental sector. The programme supports managerial, policy and practitioner career pathways. Teaching methods For information about distance learning teaching methods and how online study works, please visit UH Online. Course length Full-time, 1 year Part-time, 2 years [-]

Master in Public Health

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This modular multidisciplinary programme in public health offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters of Public Health. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Public Health in United Kingdom. This modular multidisciplinary programme in public health offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters of Public Health. Designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field, students attend compulsory modules then choose from a wide range of approved modules. Students also have to attend a non assessed introductory week at the beginning of the course which provides an introduction to Public Health in particular in the context of health services in the UK (29 September 2014). If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation. We also offer: The MPH (Health Technology Assessment) is a strand of the Masters of Public Health (MPH) programme for those students who wish to specialise in public health with health technology assessment. The MPH (HTA) is an exit qualification from the MPH programme. Fees and funding MSc £7,200/PGDip £4,800 (Home/EU students) MSc £18,900 (International students) The MPH (Statement of Extra Accredited Learning) programme - this programme provides a broader version of the current MPH programme (230 instead of 180 credits). By being formally assessed and accredited in more modules, the MPH (SEAL) allows students to demonstrate their wider competency range. Fees and funding MSc £9200 (Home/EU students) MSc £21,800 (International students) The MPH (International) programme. This course aimed at professionals already working in low- and middle-income countries or those aiming in the future to work in health care in such setting. It builds upon the well-established and successful Masters of Public Health. Fees and funding MSc £7,200/PGDip £4,800 (Home/EU students) MSc £18,900 (International students) As well as practising clinicians, the course may be of considerable value for those involved (or thinking about becoming involved) in senior management in health services, as it covers most aspects of population health including epidemiology, statistics, health economics and health service management. Its modular nature allows the flexibility for participants to shape the programme to fit their needs in a way that ensures maximum utility with minimum disruption. Moreover, the course is delivered in an environment that combines the pragmatism and ‘can do’ spirit of a modern dynamic health service with the rigour, discipline, and high standards of a premier Russell Group University. The course covers many of the areas necessary for sitting the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. The MPH programme can be studied either full-time, part-time or over up to five years by flexible learning. Overseas students may only study the MPH full-time. Teaching takes place in one-week blocks. Why study this course Our programme is an internationally recognised qualification in Public Health. It equips students with a broad range of skills that are invaluable for: planning, management and evaluation of health services, for disease prevention, health protection and for health promotion. developing a career in a wide range of professional settings, both within and without Public Health and Epidemiology. The course also covers many of the areas necessary for sitting the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Modules mainly take place in the Public Health building which is on the beautiful campus of the University of Birmingham and close to the University railway station. Modules Core modules Introduction to Public Health (not assessed) Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods (20 credits) Practical Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits) Health Information and Health Informatics (10 credits) Option Modules (Tier 2) You will choose 30 credits from the list below: Principles of Health Technology Assessment (10 credits) Health Economics (10 credits) Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health (10 credits) Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning (10 credits) Health Protection 1 (10 credits) Sociology and Social Policy (10 credits) Health Promotion (10 credits) Public Health in low and middle income countries (10 credits) Option Modules (Tier 3) You choose modules to a total of 40 credits from the list below or any other Tier 2 module not already claimed: Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis (20 credits) Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits) Clinical Trials (MPH) (20 credits) Health Protection 2 (10 credits) Advanced Statistical Methods (10 credits) International Health Protection (10 credits) Further Public Health in low and middle income countries (20 credits) Entry requirements This programme is open to those with a good first degree in any subject of relevance to public health; this includes most biological sciences. Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate. For the diploma, applications are also accepted from those with a relevant professional qualification or sufficient Public Health experience at the appropriate level without a primary degree, e.g. registered nurses. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator. Please note: Applications are considered as they are received throughout the year with places awarded to candidates meeting the entry requirements on a ‘first come, first served’ basis Applications from overseas students need to be received by June to enable enough time for processing. Applications from UK students can be accepted until early August. International students: Academic requirements We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country. English language requirements You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: by holding an English language qualification to the right level by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band. [-]

Master of Public Health

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time

This program will provide an opportunity for individuals to undertake professional development and develop a strong foundation in public health. The program will be of interest to individuals of all ages, at any stage of their career, who have a basic undergraduate degree and are working in, or intending to work in, the area of public health. This includes clinicians and allied health professionals, health planners and managers, individuals working in health promotion, health protection or health surveillance. [+]

Are you interested in preventing disease, improving the quality of life and promoting health? If you have a bachelor degree in a public health related discipline, the Master of Public Health at the University of Newcastle can provide you with the advanced expertise to launch your career in public health. By studying the Master of Public Health at the University of Newcastle, you will learn to monitor the health of a population, identify its health needs, and develop and implement policies that promote health, and evaluate health services. You will study topics including biostatistics, epidemiology, social and ecosystem health, health systems and policy, and health promotion. Upon completion of the program you will be equipped to function as a health educator, health promotion officer or in a range of public health roles in government, private or not-for-profit agencies. Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as your prefered learning mode including face-to-face at Newcastle (Callaghan), UON Sydney or study 100% online. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Public Health at a time that suits you. Is it for you? If you have a bachelor degree in a public health related discipline and are interested in moving into a career where you will work to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health, the Master of Public Health from the University of Newcastle could be the program for you. Providing you with the relevant skills, you will be prepared to enter a career in improving population health through appropriate planning and evaluation, assessing determinants of health and illness, developing and implementing effective and efficient approaches to health services and demonstrating specialist skills in research and professional practice. Upon the successful completion of this program, you will be equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge to work as a professional clinician or allied health professional, health planner and manager. Career Pathways As a graduate of the Master of Public Health from the University of Newcastle, your skills and knowledge will prepare you for roles including a health educator, health promotion officer and field scientist/practitioner, potentially working across a range of public health areas including: public health units state and Commonwealth departments general practice non-government organisations academic institutions united nations agencies international health, development and humanitarian agencies Irrespective of where you are in your health related career, if you are interested in moving into public health or enhancing your existing public health career, the Master of Public Health will equip you with the appropriate professional expertise to develop a strong foundation in public health to enhance and extend your career opportunities. Specialisations The Master of Public Health will provide you with a comprehensive education at a superior level. Designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a bachelor degree in an approved public health related discipline, you will be required to complete eight courses, four of which are compulsory. These courses will have you studying: biostatistics – where you will be introduced to basic statistical concepts in data presentation, probability distributions, confidence intervals hypothesis testing, sample size and power. You will learn to understand statistical reasoning and its application to epidemiological studies as well as read and critically evaluate the statistical section of journal articles. epidemiology – which will introduce you to the basic concepts including the distribution and determinants of disease in specific populations and the application of this knowledge to the evaluation and control of health problems in the community. public health – you will learn the biological, social and environmental causes and patterns in disease in populations, as well as gain an understanding of economic and political processes in determining evidence-based interventions to address those diseases of significance within populations. social and ecosystem health - this course draws together two important emerging areas of public health: social determinants of health inequality and the ecosystem health perspective (ecohealth). You will come to understand the social and ecosystem causes of human disease which is essential for developing and implementing effective public health policies. Electives include infectious disease surveillance, methods in pharmacoepidemiology, research protocol design and qualitative methods in health research, just naming a few. Admission Requirements Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, education, law, engineering, business, commerce, science and arts. Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

MCE Clinical Education

University of East Anglia Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

Studying Clinical Education at the UEA, whether it’s to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level, is a great way for health and social care professionals to develop their career as a leader in their field and as an educator. If you are a good communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, this could be the course for you. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Public Health in United Kingdom. Studying Clinical Education at the UEA, whether it’s to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level, is a great way for health and social care professionals to develop their career as a leader in their field and as an educator. If you are a good communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, this could be the course for you. What sets this programme apart is the unusually diverse range of students we attract - from junior clinicians to senior consultants, in every field of health and social care, and candidates from all over the world. This rich mix of student experience enhances the learning environment and is a valuable resource that will challenge you to think about how different people learn. This will make you an adaptable and creative teacher of the future. On the course you will explore advances in both theory and practice in clinical education and apply what you have learned through work based placements. Your studies will increase your knowledge and skill, widen your perspective and help you develop fresh insights and the motivation to bring about change and promote excellence in clinical education Studying on our Clinical Education programmes will provide you with a wide variety of career options. You can become a full time educator, a mentor or supervisor, based in a variety of educational or health care settings. Wherever you choose to work, you can play a vital role in developing the workforce of the future. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: A health care profession Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Alternative Qualifications: This course is also open to medical students wanting to intercalate after the 4th year of their MBBS/MBChB. Special Entry Requirements: Must have current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body [-]

Biomedical Science MRes

St George's University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course will prepare you for a research degree or career in biomedical science. [+]

This course will prepare you for a research degree or career in biomedical science. Our graduates have a strong track record of going on to funded PhD studentships. The MRes can also serve as a standalone Master’s course with a strong emphasis on biomedical research. Highlights Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to gain strong research knowledge and skills Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital Tuition Fees* 2016 entry UK and EU: £10,500 2016 entry Non-EU (international): £22,000 *Fees are reviewed annually Entry Criteria You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application). Undergraduate degree or equivalent* You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification). *Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2015. International qualifications We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of it to pgadmiss@sgul.ac.uk. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us. Indication of international degree equivalence Name of country Title of qualification Result United States Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area GPA - 3.2 Canada Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area GPA - 3.0 70% Grade B China Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area B 80% Ghana Bachelor's degree from a UK NARIC listed institution in a relevant subject area 2:2 50% India Bachelor's honours/special degree in a professional and/or relevant subject area (four years in duration) 60% Pakistan Bachelor's/Master's degree in a relevant subject area (four years in duration) 60% Nigeria Bachelor's honours degree in a relevant subject area GPA 3.0 2:2 50% Grade C *Guide only, subject to change. If your country is not shown, please email our postgraduate admissions officer at pgadmiss@sgul.ac.uk. English language If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period. IELTS : Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking. Pearson Test : Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking. Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) : Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section. Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English) : Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section Other essential criteria Personal statement You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form. Reference You must also provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). One of these must be a recent academic reference and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference. Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or from yourself. References must be submitted using the Reference Request Form within two weeks of making an application to enrol on this course. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the form. Careers The course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical research, whether it be in academia, industry or government. Graduates of this course can use it to prepare for a research degree or career in biomedical science. Alternatively, you may find it effective for accelerating your development within your current career. Once graduated from this course you can apply to complete the MBBS (Graduate Entry) degree or alternatively use this as a route into a PhD. Studying Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods such as large group lectures shared with other postgraduate students, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions. Teaching and learning methods During the first term you will meet potential supervisors to familiarise yourself with research activity within each pathway and to identify an appropriate project on which to work. Broadly speaking, a topic is acceptable if the investigation uses appropriate scientific methods and falls within the fields of biomedical sciences, healthcare, or health services. Self-directed study The self-directed component includes the in-depth study of an area of interest, developing research and presentation skills and gaining insight into possible careers. Teaching for taught models is concentrated in the autumn term, throughout this time lectures are held on most days of the week along with lab sessions. Your research project is then completed from January through to September. Dissertation projects will involve the assembly, analysis and interpretation of data. Project titles and areas for research will be identified by module leaders and will relate to the pathway selected by the student. Standalone modules are not available throughout this MRes. Assessment methods Assessments are designed to help students with preparation for their dissertation. The assessments will help you critically review published work, use appropriate experimental design and analysis of experimental data. It also enables you to develop scientific writing and presentation skills. All modules are assessed through written assignments or an oral presentation, with the exception of the statistics module which is assessed via examination. The two optional modules require the submission of a 2,000-3,000 word report. Following the research project, you will be asked to present a poster on your research. Modules This course consists of five taught modules (75 credits): four core modules and one of two further option modules. All five will prepare you for the research project (105 credits). Core modules are completed by all postgraduates studying a Master's of Research (MRes), and include: Research methods : 15 credits Critical appraisal : 15 credits Statistics : 15 credits Research project planning and management : 15 credits There are two further specialist option modules and you will choose one most suitable for your research area. The specialist option modules provide the theoretical basis for the broad area in which you will conduct your laboratory or clinical research project. Your project will be supervised by a specialist researcher from one of our Research Institutes. Option module 1 Infection and Immunity : 15 credits Option module 2 Molecular Mechanisms of Development and Cancer : 15 credits Option module 1 Infection and Immunity (15 credits) This optional module will give you the opportunity to study the broad area of infection, with a particular focus on HIV, malaria and tuberculosis; immunity with emphasis on the cellular and molecular responses to infection, including innate and adoptive immune responses and those responses that are deleterious. The module will also provide you with insight into therapeutic approaches to infection and how new sequencing technologies and ‘omics methodologies are providing novel insights into the human microbiota, susceptibility to infection, tracking of infectious disease and mechanisms underlying resistance to antibiotics. Option module 2 Molecular Mechanisms of Development and Cancer (15 credits) If you choose to study this optional module you will have the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular development and differentiation and contribute to the development and progression of cancer. The module will cover common signalling pathways in development and cancer. It will include signalling pathways regulating puberty and fertility, pregnancy and foetal development and the role of the cilium in vertebrate development and disease. It will also provide you with insight into how genome instability, changes in metabolism and angiogenesis, cell invasion and metastases and cell senescence affect the development of cancer. This module also benefits from the inclusion of the role of the immune system in cancer and how the latest sequencing technologies and ‘omics methodologies are contributing novel insights to this field of research. Cardiovascular sciences Cardiovascular sciences is a multidisciplinary group at the University which amalgamates clinical, surgical and basic science research expertise. We aim to understand mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and to identify rationale treatments and preventative measures. Particular areas of strength are: atherosclerosis and cardiovascular prevention, arrhythmia, sudden cardiac death and cardiomyopathy and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Example prospective projects: Role of progenitor cells in abdominal aortic aneurysm aetiology Investigating the genetics associated with stroke Role of PPAR-gamma agonists on the pathophysiology of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Understanding the effect of TLR4 agonists on signal transduction in endothelial cells Molecular mechanisms controlling angiogenesis Role of innate and acquired immunity in unstable atherosclerotic plaque The role of Kv7 channels in hypertension Papers from past students include: Reduced KCNQ4-encoded voltage-dependent potassium channel activity underlies impaired β-adrenoceptor-mediated relaxation of renal arteries in hypertension Potent vasorelaxant activity of the TMEM16A inhibitor T16A(inh) -A01 Resident phenotypically modulated vascular smooth muscle cells in healthy human arteries Elevation of plasma high-density lipoproteins inhibits development of experimental abdominal aortic aneurysm Genetics Human genetics at St George’s has been at the forefront of gene discovery in the clinic and in genetic isolates. Our research staff have identified over 20 genes including genes for hereditary spastic paraplegia, epilepsy, lymphoedema, and malformation syndromes such as Robinow syndrome and Noonan syndrome. Our key themes are: cardiac genetics; lymphoedema; neurogenetics; and disease gene discovery in genetic isolates. Example prospective projects: Human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as a model to investigate underlying genetic mechanism of drug-induced arrythmias Functional analysis of gene candidates for cardiovascular phenotypes Identifying the candidate gene responsible for genetic cases of Worster Drought syndrome Genetic investigation of yellow nail syndrome Papers from past students include: Defective presynaptic choline transport underlies hereditary motor neuropathy Striking phenotypic variability in familial TRPV4-axonal neuropathy spectrum disorder Infection and immunity Infection and immunity at St George’s aims to discover new knowledge and treatments for some of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases and pathogens including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile. We focus on the following themes in particular: Microbe (Medical Microbiology Collaborating Unit and Applied Genomics - microbial and host); Immunity (Vaccinology and Immune responses in Infection); and, Human (Translational international infectious diseases and Clinical infection). Our major strength lies in integration genomics and translational research. We work collaboratively with colleagues from within St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on a number of infection and immunological research interests. This clinical-research synergy underpins our strength in addressing infectious diseases at the molecular level through to phase III clinical trials. Example prospective projects: Functional characterisation of a malarial parasite iron transport protein Glucose and respiratory infection Evaluation of antimicrobial peptides in vitro Lung-targeted vaccination for tuberculosis Evasion of innate immunity by paramyxoviruses Papers from past students include: Immune-complex mimics as a molecular platform for adjuvant-free vaccine delivery Generation of self-renewing immature dendritic cells from mouse spleen that can take up mycobacteria and present antigens to T cells AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-dependent and -independent pathways regulate hypoxic inhibition of transepithelial Na+ transport across human airway epithelial cells Molecular mechanisms of cancer Cancers occur when the cellular pathways controlling cell proliferation and growth break down. The exact cell activity that is compromised varies between cancers, and cancer causing defects have been identified in many basic cellular processes such as DNA replication, DNA repair, cell division, growth factor metabolism, apoptosis, senescence and surface contact responses. Laboratories at St George's are currently pursuing research in a wide variety of processes which are compromised in cancer, and the projects on offer will reflect this diversity. Projects will be mainly aimed at basic mechanisms, although there will be an opportunity for some projects to be more closely related to clinical applications. This project area is aimed at those interested in understanding how basic cell pathways can be subverted during cancer development. Example prospective projects: Validation of diagnostic markers for malignant brain tumours The role of the human TTC4 protein in apoptosis and cancer Mechanisms of Prostate Cancer Metastasis: An investigation into the mechanisms regulating the metastasis of epithelial ovarian cancer Characterisation of novel antiapoptotic proteins Papers from past students include: Drosophila RecQ4 is directly involved in both DNA replication and response to UV damage in S2 cells Histone deacetylase 2 is upregulated in normal and keloid scars Neuroscience Neuroscience at St George's includes basic research and more clinically relevant projects. Basic research projects have included examining the calcium related intracellular processes related to memory, the effect of legal highs on neurotransmitter levels, in vitro models of stroke and cell culture models of Alzheimer's disease. More clinically related projects have included using MRI to study brain tumour size and examining human brain tissue using histopathological methods. We also hope to include clinical projects with psychiatrists and neurologists. Example prospective projects: Properties of dopamine neurons measured using whole-cell patch-clamp Tissue imaging of transgenic mice models of Alzheimer’s disease Neurochemistry of stroke in rodents Identification and neurochemistry of legal highs Papers from past students include: Harmine augments electrically evoked dopamine efflux in the nucleus accumbens shell The cell survival kinase SGK1 and its targets FOXO3a and NDRG1 in aged human brain. Detection and in vitro assessment of the legal high 3,4-CTMP a methylphenidate analogue. (Oral Communication at the 2nd International Conference on New Psychoactive Substances, Swansea 2013) Developments in harmine pharmacology – implications for ayahuasca use and drug-dependence treatment Reproduction and developmental biology Our focus is on ovarian function, and maternal and fetal events in early pregnancy, as well as subsequent embryonic development with a particular emphasis on the cardiovascular aspects of these events. Building on already successful clinical collaborations and advancing translational research is a priority. Research projects will have an emphasis on reproductive endocrinology and cellular signalling in reproduction and development. Examples include: cellular aspects of ovarian function (including anovulatory infertility and wound healing), steroid hormone synthesis and metabolism, germ cell maturation and fertilisation, integration, parturition, pre-term labour, development of germ cells and gonads, developmental genetic disorders that affect reproduction and control of embryo development. Example prospective projects: Reproductive endocrinology - polycystic ovary syndrome Impact of pre-natal androgens on glucocorticoid metabolism in an animal model of polycystic ovary syndrome Regulation of the maternal-fetal interface in early pregnancy Ovulation, wound repair & ovarian cancer Papers from past students include: Project 1 Anti-Müllerian hormone reduces follicle sensitivity to follicle-stimulating hormone in human granulosa cells Impaired decidual natural killer cell regulation of vascular remodelling in early human pregnancies with high uterine artery resistance Application To apply for one of our postgraduate taught courses, please download the application form for the course you are interested in and return the form along with supporting documentation to us. Applied Exercise for Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc Application form (MSWord) Supporting documentation Interview/online interview (during spring and summer) UK/EU application deadline: 14 December 2015 (January intake), 27 August 2016 (September intake) International application deadline: 29 June 2016 Biomedical Science MRes Application form (MSWord) Supporting documentation Panel interview (from March) UK/EU application deadline: 27 August 2016 International application deadline: 29 June 2016 Master of Research in Clinical Research MRes(Clin) Application form (MSWord) Application form guide (MSWord) Supporting documentation Panel interview: 1 June 2016 UK/EU application deadline: 9 May 2016 at 5pm Genomic Medicine PgCert/PgDip/MSc Application form (MSWord) Supporting documentation Application deadlines: 1 February 2016 (March intake, PT only) Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc Application form (MSWord) Supporting documentation Interview/online interview (during spring and summer) UK/EU application deadline: 4 March 2016 (April intake), 27 August 2016 (September Intake) International application deadline: 29 June 2016 Physician Associate Studies MSc (subject to validation) Application form (MSWord) Supporting documentation Application deadline: 29 April 2016 Selection events: Dates for further selection events will be published in due course. Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration) Apply through UCAS (not UKPASS) using code B161 Interview/online interview (TBC for 2016 entry) UCAS deadline (UK/EU): 31/01/2016 UCAS deadline (International): 31/03/2016 Rehabilitation PgDip/MSc Application form (MSWord) Supporting documentation Interview/online interview (during spring and summer) UK/EU application deadline: 14 December 2015 (January intake), 27 August 2016 (September intake) International application deadline: 29 June 2016 Supporting documentation You must provide us with all necessary supporting documentation, or your application may be considered incomplete. Return your form and documentation The application form and supporting documentation should be returned to: Postgraduate Admissions Officer Admissions St George’s, University of London Cranmer Terrace London SW17 0RE Once you've applied, we'll acknowledge your application by email. It's essential that you check the settings on your email account to ensure you can accept messages from St George's. The assessment of applications takes place between September and early spring of each academic cycle and we'll notify you of the outcome during or directly after this period. Interviews For most courses, successful applicants will be invited for an interview (or a Skype interview for international students) either by a panel or by multi mini interview format. Some courses will make conditional offers to applicants without interview, if they meet all academic and non-academic requirements of the course. Exceptions to this include non-standard applicants and those applying to routes which require an interview (advanced practice routes). *Selection events Some courses require applicants to attend a selection event, which usually take place in June and early July at our campus in Tooting. Applicants will engage with a number of different selection activities, designed to explore the following five competencies: Professionalism Working in a team Interpersonal communication Decision making Self-awareness Further preparation MSc Physiotherapy: Applicants who wish to voluntarily complete the Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 course in preparation for the MSc in Physiotherapy may wish to visit the Open Study College website for further information - [-]