University of Derby

Master of Public Health - Máster en Sanidad Pública

University of Derby
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Derby
  • Precio:
    UK/EU students £580 per module
    International students Full time: £12000
    We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries for EU and Overseas students
  • Comienzo:
    Enero 2018
  • Lugar:
    Kedleston road
    Derby DE22 1GB
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master of Public Health


Become a public health practitioner
If you’re a public health worker, such as a community nurse, environmental health practitioner, health promotion officer, or community health worker, this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop and evaluate public health projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
This course is ideal if you’re working in public health and you wish to improve your skills and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with more autonomy and expertise in public health practice.
Global perspectives
You’ll study the underlying causes and mechanisms and potential public health intervention strategies aimed at reducing health inequalities. The course is global in its perspective, so you’ll study global environmental and public health issues to gain an international perspective. The course is structured to allow knowledge transfer between home and overseas students, enabling you to benefit from best practice from all over the world.


You´ll usually need an undergraduate degree (at least second class) in a public health related subject or an equivalent qualification. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered - contact the programme leader for details.


The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master of Public Health.
Postgraduate Certificate (part-time and full-time)
You will undertake a compulsory induction and the following compulsory modules:
Public Health, Inequality, and Associated Vulnerability
Public health is seen as a major strategy to tackle inequalities in health and to improve the health of the UK population. You will consider the importance of assessing or identifying local health needs so health problems can be appropriately identified and addressed.
Epidemiology and Statistics
This module will cover the strengths and weaknesses of design, methods and analysis required for public health research. It will also familiarise you with a range of analyses, both qualitative and quantitative applicable to research in public health.
You’ll then choose one of the following modules:
Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of a range of factors that may influence health behaviour and behaviour change.
Health Leadership, Assessment and Inequalities
You’ll look at health inequalities, public health leadership and methods used for measuring, analysing and interpreting health and wellbeing, needs and outcomes.
Health Economics and Health Information
This module will consider how information about the health and wellbeing of a population is obtained, presented, and evaluated. It will explore how the data can be used in health service planning and evaluation, look at the role of economic evaluation and priority setting in health care decision-making and examine the different approaches to the assessment of health care needs and the evaluation of health and health care.
Global Issues in Environmental and Public Health
This module considers environmental and public health issues in a global context. You’ll gain an understanding of assessing the health needs of a population, prioritisation and allocation of resources to reduce inequalities and improve health and wellbeing.
Health Protection and Intervention Strategies
During this module you will develop an appreciation of the natural and human-made hazards that are present in the environment. You’ll take a risk-based approach to the prioritisation and allocation of resources for interventions that can reduce or mitigate the impact on public health. You’ll develop the skills needed to assess the effectiveness of surveillance and other health protection intervention strategies.
Postgraduate Diploma (part-time)
You’ll study a further three modules from the following:
Health Leadership, Assessment and Inequalities
Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
Health Protection and Intervention Strategies
Health Economics and Health Information
Global Issues in Environmental and Public Health
Master of Public Health (part-time and full-time)
You will study this module:
Independent Scholarship
Using the knowledge and understanding gained from the taught modules, you’ll apply this to a specific research-based investigation. This will provide you with the opportunity to apply your initiative, creative thinking, and organisational skills to a specific topic. You will devise a research proposal and then undertake the project.

Salidas profesionales

When you successfully complete this course, you will have the autonomy and expertise to lead and coordinate in areas of public health, gaining senior health sector posts in organisations such as Public Health England, local authorities, and community organisations.

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