London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Public Health (Health Promotion stream)

This stream provides students with a sound understanding of the theoretical and empirical basis of health promotion, and equips them with the conceptual and practical skills to design and evaluate health promotion policies and programmes; health promotion draws on ideas from sociology, psychology, anthropology, education, epidemiology and other disciplines to understand how the global health of populations can be maintained and strengthened; by the end of this stream, students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of: statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; applicants require some ability in maths post-16 year education; preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission.

Course modules

Core modules include: health promotion theory; basic epidemiology; basic statistics for public health and policy; introduction to health economics; principles of social research; health promotion approaches and methods; integrating module (health promotion). Optional modules include: environment, health and sustainable development; health policy, process and power; health services; issues in public health; analytical models for decision making; conflict and health; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; family planning programmes; health systems; history and health; population, poverty and environment; qualitative methodologies; statistical methods in epidemiology; applied communicable disease control; current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health; economic evaluation; epidemiology of non-communicable diseases; medical anthropology and public health; social epidemiology; tropical environmental health; environmental epidemiology; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; ethics, public health and human rights; globalisation and health; reviewing the literature; sexual health.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,725 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

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