Within each programme students can select modules to study from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health, one of the largest academic faculties of health in the UK and a major international centre for research and education. Through cross-institute working the programme will provide a range of population health modules which reflect local, national and international need.
Teaching is by lectures, practical classes, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects. Extensive use is made of IT and a wide range of materials is available to enable students to study at their own pace and in their own time to enhance and extend the material taught formally.
Assessment is typically by coursework, submitted approximately 6 weeks following the end of the module, and/or examinations which take place during the University's designated examination periods.
Students on the Masters and Diploma programmes are required to study 75 credits of compulsory modules, as listed below. Students on the Certificate programme are required to study 45 credits of compulsory modules, the first 3 modules as listed below.
- Public Policy
- Health Research Methods
- Promoting Health
- Population Health: Principles and Practice
- Management and Leadership
The concepts introduced in these modules will greatly assist understanding of many of the optional modules.
Masters students are also required to complete a 60-credit research-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words.
Students on the Masters and Diploma programmes will select 45 credits of optional modules (students on the Certificate programme will select one 15 credit optional module) from a range of areas including Epidemiology, Commissioning, Primary Care, Nutrition, Health Economics, Health Protection, International Health and advanced research methods.
Click on each module to go to a full description of the module content from the University’s Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue.
Please note all module dates are subject to change and our optional module availability varies on a year-to-year basis, based on specialised staff availability and student demand.
|Core Modules||Module Dates 2012/13|
|Public Policy||24th - 26th September & 25th - 26th October 2012|
|Health Research Methods||9th – 12th October 2012|
|Promoting Health||21st - 22nd January & 14th - 15th February 2013|
|Population Health: Principles and Practice||15th - 16th November & 6th - 7th December 2012|
|Management and Leadership||15th - 17th April & 9th - 10th May 2013|
|Dissertation: MPH||24th October 2012 & 23rd January 2013|
|Optional Modules||Module Dates 2012/13|
|Health Economics||11th – 15th March 2013|
|Theory and Practice of Qualitative Research||4th - 5th February & 27th, 28th February, 1st March 2013|
|Ophthalmic Public Health||28th, 29th January, 1st February & 7th - 8th March 2013|
|Action Research and Participatory Approaches||5th - 7th June & 10th - 11th June 2013|
|Communicable Disease Control||29th April – 3rd May 2013|
|Commissioning for Health and Social Care||27th September, 18th October, 8th, 22nd November 2012|
|Key Issues in International Health||13th, 17th, 19th-21st September, 3rd-5th October 2012 (mixture of full & half days)|
|Challenges and Opportunities in International Health||31st October - 9th November & 16th, 19th November 2013 (mixture of full & half days)|
|Advanced Epidemiology||13th November – 12th December 2012 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays only)|
|Informatics in Healthcare||1st – 5th October 2012|
|Mobile Health||22nd – 26th April 2013|