The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is internationally respected for its multidisciplinary focus and commitment to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Health for All principles.
A key strength of the Master of Public Health programme is the core skills and knowledge it provides in epidemiology, qualitative research methods and evaluation of policy and practice.
It is an essential programme if you are working in any area of public health, governmental organisations; health services management; policy and planning; housing; transport; or for community groups and NGOs. Our students are medics, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, environmental health officers and professionals from various sectors of health services.
The programme reflects current changes in national and international policy. The practice of public health is thus very broad and consequently its practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds, as reflected in the broad range of expertise of our staff. Because of this, students have the opportunity to study a varied academic programme in depth, in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.
The MPH provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice in a variety of public, NGO, and international settings. With the knowledge and skills this programme will give you, you'll be able to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice, policy and at the interface of applied research.
With its modular format and open learning facilities the programme can be studied to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters levels within the University. You can also study with other institutions by using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). You can also take any of the modules as CPD.
Semester 1 •Health and Society (15 credits) •Health Improvement (15 credits) •Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health 1 (15 credits) •Public Health Protection (15 credits)
Semester 2 •Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits) •Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health 2 (15 credits) •Management of Health Systems (15 credits) •Evidence Based Public Health (15 credits)
On completion of the programme, you should have a foundation in the science and art of public health, including an understanding of the concepts of health and disease, and the factors which may affect these. The resulting knowledge, skills and attitudes should enable you to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research and practice.