Postgraduate Certificate Global Public Health

Queen Mary University of London - Offered by CEG Digital, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate Global Public Health
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 852,920
Course Accredited By ACCA
8 Months Online Postgraduate Certificate

With social, political, economic and ecological factors all having a direct impact on public health, it’s imperative for health professionals to see the global picture of how these determinants are affecting people’s health in their daily lives, and to learn from their international counterparts.

Today, there’s a greater awareness than ever among academia, governments and the general public alike regarding unfair and avoidable health inequalities, and the failure of health systems in reducing health disparities. To be able to successfully address global public health issues, we need to continue to raise awareness of these issues among a wide range of people in society. This starts with providing these people with the opportunity to learn about and thoroughly understand these issues.

I think this course has given me more of a critical eye. If I see any headlines on international news regarding things like inequality, human rights or health inequalities, I'll take more notice and realise not to take everything that comes from the media at face value.

  • Each course module will be assessed individually according to the module’s learning objectives. 
  • Assessment methods will include:
  • Examinations (essays or short-answer questions)
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • A 10,000-word dissertation (MSc only)

The biggest challenges are also the biggest opportunities for me. I'm learning loads of new things that I haven't considered before. For example, I’ve never written an academic blog, so it's a challenge, but it's also exciting because if it goes well, I will have done something I've never done before. So, I think it's the unknown and the different things that you're asked to do that makes it an enriching experience. 
Ilse Van Roy, not-for-profit sector, Global Public Health MSc
You will need discipline and motivation to combine study with your work and life. This applies especially to the Global Public Health MSc. Having to study around 25 hours a week will enable you to complete this postgraduate course within 2 years, unlike similar courses on offer that take up to 5 years. The course’s structure and academic rigour help keep you motivated and on track for success. You will get plenty of support while you study, with weekly webinars and one-to-one Skype access to tutors.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for QMUL Online’s MSc Global Public Health course, you’ll need:

A 2.1 honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject, such as medicine, the health sciences, nursing or the social sciences
If you’ve studied a less directly-related subject at undergraduate level but can demonstrate a genuine interest in and motivation for studying global public health, we may also consider your application.

If your first language is not English, you should also have one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
  • PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Taking your English language requirement test at home
For the May 2021 start date only, the following tests are also being accepted:

  • HOME TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
  • IELTS Indicator Test: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Any 4 taught modules, 15 credits each.  

To graduate you must have accrued 60 credits

  • 1)Health Inequalities and the State of Global Health  – an introduction to the broad topic of global health
  • 2)Understanding Epidemiology and Statistics – develop skills in critical appraisal, interpreting the results of commonly used statistical techniques and routine morbidity and mortality measures
  • 3)Health Systems Policy and Performance – an introduction to various conceptual and theoretical understandings of ‘health systems’ within a social, economic, historical and global context
  • 4)Critical Health Economics – an introduction to core theories and concepts of economics and their applications in health policy
  • 5)Global Health Policy and Governance – an introduction to the disciplines of international relations, politics, jurisprudence, globalisation, and global governance as they relate to global health
  • 6)Planetary Health – an introduction to various analytical perspectives on environmental change on a local, regional, and global basis and how these relate to human health and planetary health
  • 7)Disease Management: Policy and Practice – build links between an appreciation of the clinical features of diseases and their implications for the design of programmes and plans
  • 8)Research, Evidence and Policy – an introduction to the philosophy of science and debates about the nature of data and evidence from a public policy and practical/applied public health perspective

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