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Globally government are prioritising strategies and policies for improving population, community and individual health. This course recognises the importance of the wider social context in which health is created; and explores innovative approaches to address the widening inequalities gap, the health needs of an ageing population, and the increased prevalence of long-term chronic conditions.
This course encompasses both prevention and promotion, and recognises the importance of social determinants of health. It will support you to develop the skills required to address existing and emerging public health challenges locally, nationally and internationally. It will also provide you with a professional qualification that will develop your understanding of this complex field. You will
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This course is suitable for those working in health and social care, public health, health improvement, health promotion, local authorities, government, education, sports and leisure, private sector, occupational health, oral and dental health, non-governmental and voluntary organisations in the UK and internationally.
Applicants normally hold an undergraduate degree/ honours degree or its equivalent in relevant subject, such as health or sports and exercise science.
One year relevant work experience is desirable but not essential.
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I really enjoyed my course. I liked the regular in-class support from the Careers department as well as the regular guest lecturers from various fields and potential employers, including NHS Grampian, previous students, and third-sector groups.
The MSc helped to equip me with a wealth of knowledge and skills which can be transferred into real life. I was lucky enough to be in a diverse class with students from Africa, Singapore, and other parts of UK. It was amazing to hear how everyone could relate to the theory and case studies so differently due to the variation in life and work experiences. This also helped to consolidate that everyone will experience situations differently due to social determinants and past experience.
I would really recommend for anyone who has an interest in public health and/or health promotion to study at RGU. Not only does it have a beautiful campus, but also such supportive lecturers who are always happy to help. They helped to make the year such a positive experience through interactive teaching methods and the sharing of their own professional experiences. I couldn’t be more pleased with my choice to continue my studies at RGU by completing the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and could not recommend it enough!
Read more about Suzanne's experience here: https://rgustudentblog.com/2019/11/11/student-to-community-health-worker-rgu-experience/.
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