The course covers preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society; students study how different scientific disciplines can be used to structure enquiry and develop the knowledge base for: research and professional practice in epidemiology; public health and social science; ethics and health; students choose to specialise in a number of areas of interest including: public health; epidemiology; medical sociology; health policy and health technology assessment.
Courses include: Introduction to epidemiology; introduction to qualitative research; introduction to systematic reviews; introduction to statistics and critical appraisal; elective courses; advanced protocol development; advanced research ethics; clinical trials; communicable disease control and environmental health; epidemiology for public health; extended epidemiology; further statistical modelling; genetic epidemiology; health promotion; introduction to research ethics; public health research: international issues; resource allocation and health economics; sociology of health and illness; statistical modelling; statistics and analysis.
A 2:1 Honours degree or above or equivalent; academic and work experience of applicants considered; where applicable, you will also be required to meet any language requirements in accordance with the University of Edinburgh's regulations; a majority of the assessments are essay based rather than by examination; being familiar with essay writing and structure is essential.
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Postgraduate Qualification (MPH)
University of Edinburgh
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The course is split into 6 modules spread over 2 years, with the option of taking the course on to a masters. The first year was excellent, however the second suffered with massive admin and timetabling issues. Dates were changed at the la...more3 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
I was dissapointed with Spanish and Portuguese Literature being taught in English. My tutors have been 5 so far. We have various assignments and an exam at the end of the academic year....more
As a research student I don't have to be at the university as often as an undergraduate. Nonetheless when I have to ask for feedback I always find the right support from supervisors and the staff from the college. I also don't have examinat...more1 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
This course prepared me well for a career in Geophysics. The course was well structured and contained a wide variety of subjects. The course consisted of lectures, tutorials, field trips and practical classes. Teaching staff are from variou...more1 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.
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