Master of Science in International Public Health

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Institution:Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country: UK
Region: Europe
Language: English
Audience: Policy Makers,

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learning objectives

The curriculum has been designed to take account of current national and international priorities and policies in the field of International Public Health. All pathways aim to: Provide an understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries; Enable students to comprehend and conduct public health-related research; Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles; Deliver high quality teaching that is informed by current research; Develop approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future.


Major topics covered

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers the whole breadth of public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of study outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries.


Teaching formats

Classroom lectures, case studies, group projects, independent reading, simulations, research projects

 

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