MSc/PGDip Public Health
For more information about the structure of the course, please see the course information page.
For information regarding the application process, requirements, costs and scholarships, please see the application information page.
Welcome to MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health in the Institute of Health Sciences Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Please note, the information published here is as up to date as possible but potential students should be aware that there may be slight variation in content of modules and timetable dates.
The programme is delivered through a number of specialised routes:
- Public Health route: this route develops the core skills and knowledge required for membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and would suit a broad range of public health practitioners and leaders.
- Food Policy route: this route examines how public policy affects food and the impact the food supply chain has on human/public health, the environment and social justice.
- Health Economics route: this route analyses the economic determinants of health and need and closely examines the complex task of priority setting in health care.
- Specialist Practice in Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting): This route prepares nurses to be leaders in community public health nursing.
- Specialist Practice in Public Health Nursing (School Nursing): This route prepares nurses to be leaders in community public health nursing.
Staff involved in the programme
Mary Tod, Department of Public Health, Primary Care and Food Policy, City Community and Health Sciences, City University, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN
Ilona Brannan, Department of Public Health, Primary Care and Food Policy, City Community and Health Sciences, City University, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN
Aims of the course
The aims of the programme are to enable professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to develop the skills and knowledge to become leaders in public health practice and policy making. By the end of the course, the students will have covered the majority of the skills and knowledge required for the MFPHM Part I examination.
MSc/PG Diploma participants will:
- Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse the health needs of the population within a geographically defined area.
- Critically evaluate the relationship between global, national and local public health policy and practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge to lead the development of public health policy and healthy public policy.
- Promote and participate in the establishment of health alliances and participatory strategies to promote such alliances.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesis epidemiological data and research findings and evaluation skills related to public health.
In addition, students on completing the MSc will:
- Demonstrate an advanced level of research and evaluative skills through the programme of sustained enquiry into an aspect of public health.
Blackboard is a piece of software, delivered over the Internet, which is used by all students registered on the programme. Users can log in, with a username and password, from any web browser, anywhere.
Its features include:
- Discussion board
- Chat room
- Built in email
- Student tracking
- Assignments submission tool
- Access to student own grades on the result dates
- Provides module material such as lecture notes, handouts, reading materials, module handbooks and module assessments
- Calendar function
Please note this is an additional support tool and students are expected to be in class for all lectures.
To register interest and for further information, please contact:
The Programme Administrator
City Community and Health Sciences
20 Bartholomew Close
Tel: 020 7040 5470
Fax: 020 7040 5717