The Master of Public Health (MPH) course aims to deliver high quality, integrated, multi-disciplinary learning for leadership and problem-solving across the broad field of public health.
It is a required course for public health trainees in Wales preparing for the examination for membership of the Faculty of Public Health, for whom a supplementary course is available.
The course aims to provide students with the knowledge to:
• Quantitatively and qualitatively assess the population’s health and health needs, including the determinants and status of health and well-being and development of effective action.
• Critically assess the evidence relating to the effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services.
• Promote the health of populations by influencing lifestyle and socio-economic, physical and cultural environment through methods of health promotion, including health education.
• Protect the public’s health from communicable and environmental hazards.
• Collect, generate, synthesise, appraise, analyse, interpret and communicate intelligence that measures the health status, risks, needs and health outcomes of defined populations.
Full-time students take core and speciality modules concurrently. To gain the Master’s qualification, all students then undertake a dissertation on a suitable public health topic.
• Multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it attracts.
• The programme is the product of a collaboration between academic partners and the NHS including the Schools of Medicine and Social Science at Cardiff University
, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea University, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, and Public Health England.
• The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation. The course is designed to fit closely with the syllabus of the UK Faculty of Public Health and to take account of the changing nature of public health practice globally.
• Required course for public health trainees in Wales preparing for the examination for membership of the Faculty of Public Health, for whom a supplementary course is available.