Epidemiology is study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control and prevent health problems at the population level. Recognition of the importance of these study areas has led to an increasing demand for professionals with formal training in epidemiology. This full-time course is designed to provide successful students with the necessary knowledge and specialist skills to be able to design, conduct, critique and apply epidemiological research in either a service or an academic setting.
This full-time course is designed to provide successful students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and skills which, when combined with appropriate further experience, will enable them to make a professional contribution to public health. Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum is shared with the MPhil in Epidemiology. The course draws on local strengths in quantitative methods and their application to the solution of public health problems. It covers most of the curriculum for the UK Faculty of Health Part A examination. Throughout the course students are able to draw on the research expertise within the Institute of Public Health and wider expertise in the University. The course is open to medical and non-medical graduates and is aimed at: Graduate students who wish to gain an advanced understanding in public health research Graduate students with practical experience in a health field, who wish have a career in public health Trainee public health physicians and public health specialists working in the NHS Public health professionals who wish to gain a fuller understanding of aetiologic and applied epidemiology and other disciplines at the foundation of public health practice, and their application to the solution of public health problems A variety of teaching and learning methods are used during the course including lectures, practical exercises, one-to-one supervisions and self-directed learning. The level moves from basic to advanced within the three terms.
The MSc Global Health Science is a one-year, full-time course, aiming to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to critique, design and conduct population-based research, including observational studies and randomised controlled trials. The course is open to both medical and non-medical students.
Introduction to the Global Burden of Disease
Principles of Epidemiology
Principles of Statistics
Maternal and Child Health
Clinical Trials and Meta-analysis
Record Linkage and Bio-informatics
International Research Ethics
The MSc in Integrated Immunology is designed to present immunology within the broader context of the basic sciences and biomedicine. Both the fundamental (basic) and clinical (applied) aspects are explored in depth and breadth, and integrated with relevant areas of other disciplines such as molecular cell biology, genetics and clinical trials, together with continuing professional development.
fundamental science of immunology
clinical and applied aspects of immunology
original, supervised research project
Infection and immunity
Autoimmunity and hypersensitivity
Cancer and immunomodulation
The main aim of this programme is to develop the skills and knowledge needed to fulfil roles as global health implementation practitioners, policy-makers, or academics. This is achieved through the provision of a detailed theoretical understanding of the global health implementation literature and issues within the field associated with the attainment and maintenance of health, on a global level. We seek to support the development of critical thinkers and radical practitioners in global health implementation
Issues in global health
Principles of implementation science
Ten global health problems
Quantitative Methods in Social Science
Globalisation and health
Inequality and inequity in global health
Evidence synthesis for policy, programming, and practice
Qualitative Methods in Social Science
The main aim of this new programme is to provide a Stage 1 Professional Training for Chartered Health Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society. This includes a theoretical basis for understanding the major psychological factors that are associated with the attainment and maintenance of health including a detailed focus on health behaviour.
Theories of health psychology and behaviour change
Quality of life, communication and chronic illness
Research and professional skills in psychology
Biological systems and development
Health information and decision making
Methods of data analysis in psychology
Research Project in health psychology
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution of diseases in populations and their underlying causes, and its application to disease prevention and control. The MSc in Epidemiology offers training in the methodology, design, conduct and interpretation of epidemiological studies on chronic and infectious diseases. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to acquire skills in epidemiology and biostatistics and wish to get involved with research projects. In the first term, all students follow a common core pathway covering epidemiological methods, biostatistics, and infectious and chronic disease epidemiology. In the second term, you either continue your studies in a common pathway or follow a specialised stream in Biostatistics, Environmental and Chronic Disease Epidemiology, or Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The third term consists of a research project. Upon completion of this course, students usually develop an academic career by beginning a PhD or move on to work for public health organisations, pharmaceutical companies or non-governmental agencies.
Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
Investigation of Outbreaks
Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Pathogens
Epidemiology and Control of Vector-borne and Helminth Infections
Advanced topics of Biostatistics
Introduction to Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis
Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Modelling
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
The course is a unique combination of 'hot' and rapidly developing topics in advanced therapeutic medicines and will provide academic and laboratory research training in three key areas (streams): Gene and Nucleic Acid Based Therapies, Regenerative Medicine, New Horizons in Pharmacology. The main purpose of this programme is to facilitate state-of-the-art education in next generation therapies for scientist and clinicians, who will be equipped to significantly contribute to these rapidly expanding fields. A major focus is training in translational research illustrating all steps required to progress novel therapies from bench-to-bedside and towards drug licensing.