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Public Health PGCert (Distance Learning)


Course Description

The MPH is an internationally recognised qualification in public health. Public health practice draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and skills. The course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills required for practice in the fields of public and community health, providing broad based training in the core functions and disciplines of public health. The curriculum is based around the syllabus for the Part A examinations of the Faculty of Public Health and includes aspects of all 10 competencies for public health practice.

Anyone inspiring to practice public health in the UK or overseas. Applicants may currently be working in the NHS or other healthcare organisations, in fields such as medicine, nursing, management clinical governance, research, health promotion or professions related to medicine.

The Postgraduate Certificate requires students to study 60 credits worth of modules on the MPH programme. Students are able to choose from the list of modules shown in Course Content.

Course content

Students are able to choose 60 credits from the list of modules below to make up the Postgraduate Certificate;
-Epidemiology and Basic Statistics in Public Health (15 credits)
-Research Methods and Data Analysis in Public Health (15 credits)
-Public Health Principles and Practice (30 credits)
-Disease Causation, Prevention and Control (30 credits)
-Working with Communities for Health Improvement (30 credits)

Other admission requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate:
-A minimum score of 7.0 on IELTS, as administered by the British Council in most countries.
OR
-A minimum score of 600 in TOEFL or 250 in the computer based test.
OR
Cambridge Proficiency Grade B

We will also require two references, a copy of your current Curriculum Vitea (VC) and evidence of existing Higher Educational Qualifications.

Visit the Public Health PGCert (Distance Learning) page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally: possess an honours degree of class (2:1) or above (awarded by a United Kingdom University) or equivalent; have a minimum of one year working professional experience in a public health role,community, government setting or similar. If you hold a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) will be considered. See course description for further admission details.

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