Deepen your understanding of global health issues to enable you to effectively address them and make a positive difference with QMUL Online’s MSc Global Public Health.
With social, political, economic and ecological factors all having a direct impact on public health, this course will provide you with an in-depth global perspective of how these factors affect people’s health in their daily lives.
You’ll learn from a multidisciplinary team of academics from QMUL’s renowned Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (CPCPH) – delivering world-class research and education to inform and support local, national and global primary care and public health policy.
Under their expert guidance, and with the support of your global online student network, you’ll gain the specialist knowledge and global insights you need to work in health policy and public health service delivery at local, national and international levels, and in governmental and international bodies and NGOs.
The course is a great fit for your career goals if you’re:
- A public health practitioner
- A social or political scientist
- A civil servant
- Working in the health or humanitarian sectors, or have an interest in social and political sciences
- Someone with a genuine commitment to social justice
The topics you’ll cover during the course are:
- Health Inequalities and the State of Global Health– An introduction to the broad topic of global health
- Understanding Epidemiology and Statistics– Develop skills in critical appraisal, interpreting the results of commonly-used statistical techniques and routine morbidity and mortality measures
- Health Systems Policy and Performance– An introduction to various conceptual and theoretical understandings of ‘health systems’ within a social, economic, historical and global context
- Critical Health Economics – An introduction to core theories and concepts of economics and their applications in health policy
- Global Health Policy and Governance – An introduction to the disciplines of international relations, politics, jurisprudence, globalisation, and global governance as they relate to global health
- Planetary Health – An introduction to various analytical perspectives on environmental change on a local, regional, and global basis and how they relate to human health and planetary health
- Disease Management: Policy and Practice– Build links between an appreciation of the clinical features of diseases and their implications for the design of programmes and plans
- Research, Evidence and Policy – An introduction to the philosophy of science and debates about the nature of data and evidence from a public policy and practical/applied public health perspective
- Dissertation – Your opportunity for independent research. An advanced, in-depth examination of a particular area of global public health. Your chosen topic should relate to a relevant issue within the academic field.
The course is offered completely online, with assessments being conducted through coursework and a final dissertation.
To graduate, you’ll need to successfully complete 8 modules and a final dissertation.
Our team of industry-leading teaching staff will guide your learnings through:
- Online tutorials from world-leading experts in global public health
- Discussion forums, where you can discuss, share and debate ideas with your global network of students
- Group webinars designed to generate informed discussion around set topics
- Independent study
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