12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
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13 August 2018
Understanding patterns in health and what affects it is fundamental to the improvement of public health, prevention of disease and learning across communities to improve health outcomes. On a global scale this is a truly fascinating subject area which is further compounded by regional, cultural, political, societal and many other variants which determine diseases and outcomes. At the core of understanding all of this information are some well established research skills across all aspects to understand the detail about situations, patterns of disease, outcomes, improvements and so on. Studying this discipline at Aberdeen gives you access to the range of challenges you face when researching global health in order to manage it effectively with the resources you have. The university is ideally situated to give you access to one of the largest teaching campuses in Europe, a well established and prize wining health economics research area, and an outstanding School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the forefront of innovative research and new ways to treat health challenges. The University has contributed to this innovation itself with the development of insulin in 1923 which won a Nobel Peace Prize, the fight against hunger and disease which also won a Nobel Peace Prize and the development of sophisticated imaging technology such as the MRI scanner.
If you are interested in patterns and social issues that affect public health on a global scale the programme will help you gain knowledge, understand theories and practices in global health and management studies looking at political effects, social effects, economic issues to understand the global health problems that surround us in the world. The discipline is well recognised at Aberdeen within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences and Business School. You develop a portfolio of work and an elective work placement to work with a health organisation in the UK or overseas. Previous students have worked in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, the UK and Zimbabwe. You can go on to work in governing health policy, monitoring and evaluating technical assistance, advisory roles, and research.
The MSc in Global Health & Management aims to equip students with the knowledge and understanding required to conduct and apply public health research in the international context. The programme comprises of two taught semesters followed by a research project. The research and analysis skills you gain can be applied internationally.
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