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MSc/PGDip Public Health

Introduction


Welcome to MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health in the Institute of Community Health Sciences at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry.

We are very pleased to announce a further expansion of the MSc Public Health programme to include an additional two new routes, MSc Public Health with Food Policy and MSc Public Health and Health Economics. These are in addition to the generic MSc Public Health and MSc Public Health and Urban Renewal routes.

Description of the programme


This is a 1-year full-time (mostly two days per week throughout the one year) and a 2-year part-time (one day per week) modular course being run jointly by:
  • The Institute of Community Health Sciences of Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery at City University

MSc/PG Diploma in Public Health and Urban Renewal


Two years part-time or one year full-time programme

Next intake September 2014

Students who opt for this programme would take the current 6 x 15 credit core MSc in Public Health (see core module section for further information) modules, 2 x 15 credit Urban Renewal modules and a 60 credit Dissertation module that focuses on an aspect of Urban Renewal. Students would also focus on Urban Renewal in the Introduction to Research Methods module.

The Department of Geography and Institute of Community Health Sciences at Queen Mary University teach the Urban Renewal modules and teaching will be conducted at Queen Mary University, Mile End Campus.

For any queries relating to the Urban Renewal modules please contact Mentesnot Mengesha by either email m.mengesha@qmul.ac.uk or telephone 020 7882 5397.

For application queries please contact Hayley Chapman by either email h.chapman@city.ac.uk or telephone 020 7040 5470.

MSc/PG Diploma in Public Health with Food Policy


Two years part-time or one year full-time programme

Next intake September 2014

Students who opt for this programme would take the current 6 x 15 credit core MSc in Public Health (see core module section for further information) modules, 1 of the two 30-credit Food Policy modules and a 60 credit Dissertation module that focuses on an aspect of Food Policy. Students would also focus on food policy in the Introduction to Research Methods module.

The Food Policy Team in the Department of Health Management and Food Policy at City University's School of Allied Health Science (http://www.city.ac.uk /ihs/hmfp/foodpolicy/index.htm) run and teach the Food Policy modules. Teaching will be conducted at City University's main campus at Northampton Square.

For any queries relating to the Food Policy modules, please contact Hayley Chapman on: h.chapman@city.ac.uk .

For application queries please contact Hayley Chapman by either email h.chapman@city.ac.uk or telephone 020 7040 5470.

MSc/PG Diploma in Public Health and Health Economics


Two years part-time or one year full-time programme

Next intake September 2014

Students who opt for this programme would take the current 6 x 15 credit core MSc in Public Health (see core module section for further information) modules, 2 x 15 credit Health Economics modules and a 60 credit Dissertation module that focuses on an aspect of health economics. Students would also focus on health economics in the Introduction to Research Methods module.

The Health Economics Team in the Economics Department at City University's School of Social Science (http://www.city.ac.uk /economics/) run and teach the Health Economics modules. Teaching will be conducted at City University's main campus at Northampton Square.

For any queries relating to the Health Economics modules, please contact Hayley Chapman on: h.chapman@city.ac.uk .

For application queries please contact Hayley Chapman by either email h.chapman@city.ac.uk or telephone 020 7040 5470.

Staff involved in the programme

  • Programme Director:Sue Richards, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, St. Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN
  • Deputy Programme Director:Mentesnot Mengesha, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, Mile End, London E1 4NS
  • Programme Administrator:Hayley Chapman, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, St. Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN

Lectures


The venue for lectures depends upon the selected route, however lectures for the core modules will take place mostly at the Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1.

This is a practical course, which will recognise the learning needs of students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. It aims to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to become a leader in public health policy and practice. By the end of the course you will also have had the opportunity to cover the majority of skills and knowledge required for the MFPHM Part I examination.

Aims of the course


The aims of the programme are to enable professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to develop the skills and knowledge to become leaders in public health practice and policy making. By the end of the course, the students will have covered the majority of the skills and knowledge required for the MFPHM Part I examination.

Learning outcomes


MSc/PG Diploma participants will:
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse the health needs of the population within a geographically defined area.
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between global, national and local public health policy and practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge to lead the development of public health policy and healthy public policy.
  • Promote and participate in the establishment of health alliances and participatory strategies to promote such alliances.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesis epidemiological data and research findings and evaluation skills related to public health.

In addition, students on completing the MSc will:
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of research and evaluative skills through the programme of sustained enquiry into an aspect of public health.

Web CT


Web CT is a piece of software, delivered over the Internet, which is used by all students registered on the programme. Users can log in, with a username and password, from any web browser, anywhere.

Its features include:
  • . Discussion board.Chat room .Built in email.Student tracking
  • Assignments submission tool
  • Access to student own grades on the result dates
  • Provides module material such as lecture notes, handouts, reading materials, module handbooks and module assessments
  • Calendar function

Please note this is an additional support tool and students are expected to be in class for all lectures.

Entry criteria


Normally at least a second-class Honours degree plus a minimum of two years professional experience in a related area will be required.

English Language entry level guidelines


The course is taught in English and requires a high degree of proficiency in the language. International students who have not been educated through the medium of English should be required to give evidence of their competence in English before admission to the College. They should achieve a minimum standard against the measure of an appropriate test.

The preferred English language test is the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service - run by the British Council). For non-English speakers the minimum IELTS score required for the course is 7.0.

For further information, please visit www.ielts.org [new window].

For those students who fall between IELTS 6.5 & 7 you may be able to be considered for the course if you attend a presessional English Language Skills course. Please refer to information on presessional English Language skills courses [new window]. You may also be required to attend supplement sessions throughout terms 1 and 2.

Other suitable English Language tests are as follows:
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) (610 score required (PBT) or 253 (CBT))
  • CAE (UCLES Certificate of Advanced English)
  • CPE (UCLES Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • WELT (Warwick English Language Test) (BBB score required)

Do your Maths, English and study skills need brushing up before you start the MSc?


You can access presessional courses [new window] at Queen Mary, University of London before you start your MSc in Public Health programme.

Insessional Maths and English sessions [new window] run during term time and are available for students to access.

The following self-assessment maths test is sent out to any candidates who are short listed for an interview. Candidates are asked to complete the test before their interview and bring the test with them to the interview. This test is used as an indicator of a candidate's maths ability to establish if the candidate is offered a place on the programme whether they would require additional maths support during the programme

Cost


These are subject to local contractual arrangements
  • 4360 for MSc (10500 for overseas students)
  • 3860 for PG Diploma (10000 for overseas students)
  • 500 for each module taken singly (1000 for overseas students)
  • 1020 for separate dissertation. That is if taken subsequently to achieving PG Diploma in order to 'upgrade' it to MSc (1600 for overseas students)

Local PCT's and the Work Force Development Contract with City University


Students in local PCTs (City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham) may undertake this course through the Workforce Development Confederation contract with City University. If this applies to you please ensure you include a letter of support on this course from your manager with your application form.

Additional information for overseas students


Please be aware that if you are offered a place on the course this is conditional on receipt of a deposit. Places on the course will only be confirmed after receipt of this deposit.

For international student enquiries such as advice on money, immigration and other practical aspects of coming to live and study in United Kingdom please refer to the website of Advice and Counselling Services [New window].

Modules


Core modules for all students:
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Public Health Policy, Strategy and Management
  • Research Methods Introductory Module
  • Sociology of Public Health
  • Integrated Public Health Module (forms one module but runs throughout the two years of the course)
  • Health Promotion

Option modules for MSc/PG Dip Public Health route: students must select twoof these modules, or may select two modules from any of the route options below:
  • Communicable Diseases - Control and Prevention
  • Epidemiology and Statistical Methods
  • International Perspectives in Health and Social Care Module
  • Research Methods Advanced

Urban Renewal Route: core route modules: students must take bothof these modules
  • Urban Renewal and Health (Part 1)
  • Urban Renewal and Health (Part 2)

Food Policy Route: core route options: students must take oneof these two modules:
  • Food, Public Health and the Environment (30 credits, equivalent to 2 modules)
  • Food and Public Policy (30 credits, equivalent to 2 modules)

Health Economics Route: core route options. Students must take twoof these three modules:
  • Priority Setting in Health Care
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Economics of Healthcare

Applicants should allow 120 hours per module for private study as well as time to attend lectures. Students who successfully complete 8 modules in the two years will achieve a Diploma in Public Health and those who also successfully complete a dissertation will be awarded the MSc (NB dissertation accredited as 4 modules).

For further information about the modules, please refer to module outlines. [DOC 36KB]

Assessment


This will vary per module and may involve writing an essay, a policy paper or an article suitable for submission for peer review publication an oral presentation of a piece of work, a poster presentation of a project, completing a reflective learning diary, or completing a grant proposal form. Many or all the projects undertaken by students on this MSc will be closely related to your daily work.

Closing date for applications


The closing date for full-time and part-time applications for the MSc in Public Health courses starting in September 2014 is 5 September 2014 for students who are EU nationals and are able to attend in person for interview.

How will my application form be handled?


All applications will be short listed after the closing dates. Following short-listing you will be notified if we would like to invite you to an interview.

How to apply


To apply, please download, complete and return the application form. [DOC 54KB]

Please note that it will help your application if you specify in some detail your reasons for wanting to undertake the MSc in Public Health.

Further information


To register interest and for further information, please contact:

Hayley Chapman (Programme Administrator)

City University

St Bartholomews School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 020 7040 5470

Fax: 020 7040 5717

email: h.chapman@city.ac.uk Description of the programme

The MSc/PGDip Public Health is a 1-year full-time (mostly two days per week throughout the one year) and a 2-year part-time (one day per week) modular course being run jointly by:
  • The Institute of Community Health Sciences of Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery at City University

MSc/PG Diploma in Public Health and Urban Renewal

Two years part-time or one year full-time programme

Next intake September 2005

Students who opt for this programme would take the current 6 x 15 credit core MSc in Public Health (see core module section for further information) modules, 2 x 15 credit Urban Renewal modules and a 60 credit Dissertation module that focuses on an aspect of Urban Renewal. Students would also focus on Urban Renewal in the Introduction to Research Methods module.

The Department of Geography and Institute of Community Health Sciences at Queen Mary University teach the Urban Renewal modules and teaching will be conducted at Queen Mary University, Mile End Campus.

For any queries relating to the Urban Renewal modules please contact Sarah Curtis by either email s.e.curtis@qmul.ac.uk or telephone 020 7882 5420.

For application queries please contact Hayley Chapman by either email h.chapman@city.ac.uk or telephone 020 7040 5470.

Staff involved in the programme
  • Programme Director:Sue Richards, City University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, St Bartholomews School of Nursing and Midwifery, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN
  • Deputy Programme Director:Stephanie Taylor, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, Mile End, London E1 4NS
  • Programme Administrator:Hayley Chapman, City University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, St Bartholomews School of Nursing and Midwifery, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN

Lectures

Lectures will take place mostly at the Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1.

This is a practical course, which will recognise the learning needs of students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. It aims to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to become a leader in public health policy and practice. By the end of the course you will also have had the opportunity to cover the majority of skills and knowledge required for the MFPHM Part I examination.

Aims of the course

The aims of the programme are to enable professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to develop the skills and knowledge to become leaders in public health practice and policy making. By the end of the course, the students will have covered the majority of the skills and knowledge required for the MFPHM Part I examination.

Learning outcomes

MSc/Diploma participants will:
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse the health needs of the population within a geographically defined area.
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between global, national and local public health policy and practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge to lead the development of public health policy and healthy public policy.
  • Promote and participate in the establishment of health alliances and participatory strategies to promote such alliances.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesis epidemiological data and research findings and evaluation skills related to public health.

In addition, students on completing the MSc will:
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of research and evaluative skills through the programme of sustained enquiry into an aspect of public health.



Entry criteria

Normally at least a second-class Honours degree plus a minimum of two years professional experience in a related area will be required.

English Language entry level guidelines

The course is taught in English and requires a high degree of proficiency in the language. International students who have not been educated through the medium of English should be required to give evidence of their competence in English before admission to the College. They should achieve a minimum standard against the measure of an appropriate test.

The preferred English language test is the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service - run by the British Council). For non-English speakers the minimum IELTS score required for the course is 7.0.

For further information, please visit www.ielts.org [new window].

For those students who fall between IELTS 6.5 & 7 you may be able to be considered for the course if you attend a presessional English Language Skills course. Please refer to information on presessional English Language skills courses [new window]. You may also be required to attend supplement sessions throughout terms 1 and 2.

Other suitable English Language tests are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) (610 score required (PBT) or 253 (CBT))
  • CAE (UCLES Certificate of Advanced English)
  • CPE (UCLES Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • WELT (Warwick English Language Test) (BBB score required)

     


Do your Maths, English and study skills need brushing up before you start the MSc?

You can access presessional courses [new window] at Queen Mary, University of London before you start your MSc in Public Health programme.

Insessional Maths and English sessions [new window] run during term time and are available for students to access.

Cost

These are subject to local contractual arrangements
  • Approximately 4360 for MSc (10500 for overseas students)
  • 3400 for PG Diploma (Price tbc for overseas students)
  • 510 for each module taken singly (800 for overseas students)
  • 1020 for separate dissertation. That is if taken subsequently to achieving PG Diploma in order to 'upgrade' it to MSc (1600 for overseas students)

How to apply

To apply, please download, complete and return the application form. [DOC 84KB]

Please note that it will help your application if you specify in some detail your reasons for wanting to undertake the MSc in Public Health.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for full-time and part-time applications for the MSc in

Public Health course starting in September 2005 is 9 September 2005 for

students who are EU nationals and are able to attend in person for

interview.

How will my application form be handled?

All applications will be short listed after the closing dates. Following short-listing you will be notified if we would like to invite you to an interview.

Interview dates

Interviews are scheduled for the following dates:

Overseas Students (please note you may be interviewed by telephone)

8 March, 26 April and 17 May 2005

EU National Students (please note you will be required to attend the interview in person)

15 February 2005

12 April 2005

14 June 2005

12 July 2005

6 September 2005

13 September 2005

Please be aware that these are fixed interview dates and we are unable to offer any additional interview dates other than the dates above.

City University, London, plays a distinctive role at the heart of business and the professions and in our relationships with employers and government. Our courses for both undergraduates and postgraduates are designed to help students succeed in the workplace. Over the past one hundred years we have gained a worldwide reputation for teaching and research - and we are committed to continuous innovation and improvement of our activities.

The Institute of Community Health Sciences (ICHS) in Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry focuses on internationally recognised research and teaching with the aim of expanding understanding of the determinants of ill health, requirements for effective health and social services and best strategies for health improvement in multi-cultural, mobile, urban populations living in challenging social, economic and physical environments.

Multidisciplinary research programmes, involving both quantitative and qualitative methods, and collaboration with the local community and other research centres aim to develop theoretical understanding, research methods, empirical evidence, policy and innovative service development. Major themes include ethnic and cultural diversity in health and health care, mental health and health care in deprived urban settings, the management, prevention and control of communicable diseases in these settings, the quality and effectiveness of primary and community health care, particularly for people with chronic illnesses, and social and economic, as well as medical, policies and interventions seeking to address health disadvantage and improve public health in urban areas.

CONTACT

To register interest and for further information, please contact:

Hayley Chapman (Programme Administrator)

City University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, St Bartholomews School

of Nursing and Midwifery, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN



Tel: 020 7040 5470

Fax: 0207 040 5717

Email: h.chapman@city.ac.uk

Website: ichs.qmul.ac.uk /study/publichealth/
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CONTACT

To register interest and for further information, please contact:

Hayley Chapman (Programme Administrator)

City University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, St Bartholomews School

of Nursing and Midwifery, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN



Tel: 020 7040 5470

Fax: 0207 040 5717

Email: h.chapman@city.ac.uk

Website: ichs.qmul.ac.uk /study/publichealth/