- Project Management Skills 10 credits
- Health Promotion 20 credits
- Public Health Leadership 20 credits
- Data Analysis and Interpretation 20 credits
- Epidemiology and Research Methods 20 credits
- Community Empowerment and Advocacy 20 credits
- Communicable Diseases 20 credits
- Global Public Health Leadership Project 50 credits
Note: the availability of modules is dependent on sufficient student numbers.
Teaching and learning
This distance-learning Master of Public Health (MPH) enables you as a Public Health practitioner or aspiring practitioner to gain the knowledge, skills, critical awareness and the integrated understanding of leadership. This programme is for you if you wish to develop and transform yourselves, your colleagues and your organisation, and to respond to a changing and challenging environment. Taught in a multi-professional and multi-national cohort, you will have the opportunity to develop practice and theorise professional and organisational development within a rich and supportive environment.
The programme is designed in line with the competencies required for Public Health practice. It enables you to work effectively at an advanced level within public health and inter-professional teams. The course provides concrete activities that encourage debates about the challenges of public health, including in settings in economically developing and transitioning countries. It promotes greater self-awareness and addresses the challenges of being a global citizen. Learning technology is used to promote collaboration, debate and discussion as well as the development of digital literacy. You will have the opportunity to gain an advanced education in public health, reflecting the growing significance of preventing and reducing harm through community empowerment, advocacy and public policy.
Approach to assessment
This programme is taught online. All parts of the teaching curriculum have been designed for distance learning delivery, taking into account that students are not expected to have physical access to on-campus resources. Teaching uses a combination of pre-recorded concise introductory lectures in video format, webinars allowing discussion with teaching staff, asynchronous forums and activities allowing for feedback from teaching staff and peers, formative online group work, and bespoke reading materials to address the learning needs of all students on the programme. Webinar technology is used for academic advisors to remain in contact with their students throughout the year of study. Teaching material is designed in accordance with the principles of constructive alignment, and examples are selected with a focus on practical application and transferability to the students’ future and current employment contexts.
Expected online contact and independent study time per 20 credit module Online
Online Discussions/contributions - 40 hours
Pre-recorded lectures - 2 hours
Group Work - 4 hours
Webinars - 4 hours
Guided Study - 50 hours
Independent Study - 70 hours
Assessment Preparation - 30 hours
Total - 200 hours
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