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Formed in 1992, ScHARR is one of the largest and most dynamic Schools of public health within the UK. The School is based in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, employs over 250 members of staff and has access to some of the best research and teaching facilities. Uniquely, ScHARR brings together individuals with cutting-edge skills and expertise from right across the health sciences and public health, including public health practitioners, clinicians, epidemiologists and statisticians, health economists and modellers, trialists and information scientists, psychologists, sociologists, management experts and political scientists. The School consists of 3 large Sections: Heath Economics and Decision Sciences, Health Services Research and Public Health. The Dean of the School is Professor Jon Nichol, who is Chair of the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care sub-panel for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework peer review in 2014.
What links together the work of the School is the focus on the health of communities, whether this is at the local level, the national or the international level. ScHARR’s multi-disciplinary reach means that we are able to address health problems from a variety of perspectives, a unique strength we provide whether we are helping local or national NHS organisations with their service evaluations, designing complex trials to deliver behaviour change or working with our national and international partners to deliver innovative public health education and training. ScHARR works hard to maintain close and productive relationships with our NHS and Local Authority partners, with health professionals, patient groups and has strong links with the business and commercial health care sector. Our work is built around 3 core areas of business: research, teaching and innovation & knowledge transfer.
The School’s focus is on multi-disciplinary public health and health services research with core strengths in the application of health economics and decision science. ScHARR remains the most powerful department for health services research, with the largest volume of research activity assessed as either world-leading or internationally excellent among institutions returned to the Health Service Research panel in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (see RAE 2008 Power Rankings from researchresearch.com (PDF, 177KB). The RAE panel recognised the esteem in which the School is held globally for excellence and evaluated the research environment as predominantly world-leading or internationally excellent. ScHARR’s current research order book stands at £22m as of 2011, demonstrating the vibrancy, vigour and robustness of our research culture. The Director of Research in ScHARR is Professor John Brazier.
ScHARR offers a growing portfolio of postgraduate taught courses, built around our core research strengths, and with a particular emphasis on public health. The School also makes a major contribution to the delivery of the undergraduate medical degree (MBChB) and is a highly popular destination for postgraduate research (PGR) students. We have executive-quality teaching rooms, our own library and study area for student use.
ScHARR takes pride in its international, multi-disciplinary and world-class curricula, designed to meet the needs of learners and employers both in the UK and globally. We have consistently increased our postgraduate student numbers year-on-year since 2003, while broadening our global reach, with 28 nationalities represented among our current students. The Director of Learning and Teaching in ScHARR is Dr Jenny Owen.
Innovation & Knowledge Transfer in Health Care Research (consultancy)
Scharr is committed to innovation and knowledge transfer in health care research (consultancy) and provides a range of services to business and other key stakeholders in this area. In particular, ScHARR has core skills in modelling the cost effectiveness of pharmaceutical interventions and evaluating pharmaceutical trials and quality of life. ScHARR can also offer a range of methodological skills to assess service planning, development and new initiatives in the public sector. The Director of Innovation & Knowledge Transfer is Professor Mark Hawley.
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We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe. Read more
Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation This public health course will provide students with the important fundamental concepts relevant to public health and will provide them with additional public health research skills that will be relevant to undertaking research and evaluation of health and public health activities and interventions. Read more
Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation. This public health course provides a combination of public health knowledge and management science. Read more
Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation We are encountering new challenges in public health – for example, the obesity crisis – that means the focus of public health bodies is shifting away from traditional communicable diseases. Read more
This health economics course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller. The importance and use of health economics and health technology assessment (HTA) and health economic modelling, is rapidly increasing in the current economic climate. Read more
This is an online course for those who want to advance either within the sector where they are currently working or to step up the ladder into another sector in health. Read more
This is the only online health course offering the full range of skills needed by those developing health technologies for markets across the globe. Read more
Develop the technical skills to undertake cost-effectiveness modelling which are in high demand within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Read more