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The award
MPH

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7245

How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
September, January, May

International course fees
GBP 7650

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About Master of Public Health at University of Derby Online Learning

Course code: OLPBM  Level: 7

The Master of Public Health can 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 multi-disciplinary environment. This course is ideal if you are aiming towards, or currently working within public health and looking to improve your autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Who is the Master of Public Health course for?

Anyone working in a multi-disciplinary role in public health including:

  • health care professionals
  • environmental health practitioners
  • health visitors
  • doctors
  • nurses
  • psychologists

You may already be working in public health, or looking to progress into this career and want to improve your skills and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with an improved level of independence and expertise to work within public health practice.

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Why choose the Master of Public Health course?

Upon completion of this course you will be able to understand and evaluate the wider determinants of health and a full range of interventions which are available to prevent or mitigate stressors and thereby protect human health. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the determinants of health and interventions aimed at reducing health inequalities.

A number of modules are also shared with other programmes such as health psychology and environmental health reflecting on the multi-disciplinary nature of public health within this course.

You will also learn the necessary intervention strategies that will enable you to conduct public health research from primary data collection to analysis/ evaluation and conclusions.

Adopting a community based practitioner approach

This course will teach you to adopt a community based practitioner approach to your work, giving you the ability to think strategically, analytically and critically across the breadth of public health. You will also learn the necessary intervention strategies that will enable you to conduct public health research from primary data collection to analysis/ evaluation and conclusions. The course aims to give you a systematic understanding of current issues and / or new insights in public health in both the UK and internationally, allowing you to develop a holistic view and approach to public health practice.

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A global approach to public health

Real life issues and case studies are built into each module to reflect public health in a global context, ensuring you gain an international perspective into environmental and public health issues whether you are a UK based or international student.

Choose from three postgraduate awards

Tailor the course to suit your needs and achieve a Postgraduate Certificate within 12 months, a Postgraduate Diploma in 2 years and a Masters within 3 years.

You will be taught by an academic team that is made up of public health specialists, health psychologists and environmental health specialists who have worked in the industry and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the course.

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