Master of Public Health

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by Northumbria University


Course introduction

Introduction


The Master of Public Health (MPH) framework is designed to enable students to be adept at accessing, critically analysing and synthesising contemporary public health theory, policies and practices to provide evidence-based knowledge in key public health areas of health protection, health improvement and health care services.

It will enable them to apply their understanding of public health to underpin a range of interventions to improve public health outcomes in practice, within both government and non-government organisations, commissioning services, voluntary sector or community development in disadvantaged areas.

By utilising critical appraisal and reflection, they will be encouraged to challenge their existing knowledge, beliefs and attitudes regarding multi-dimensional determinants of health and wellbeing, public health intelligence, and epidemiological knowledge transfer.

Through the development and critical evaluation of research methodologies, they will be empowered to interpret evidence, as well as defend and justify public health and public health nutrition issues to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Throughout the programme, the critical analysis of models and skills needed for leadership, management and systems based thinking public health, and/or healthcare related contexts will be sharpened, enhancing employability prospects locally and globally. 

Through independent learning, they will also conceptualise and apply theoretical perspectives to complex public health practice or policy to produce a dissertation demonstrating originality in the application and integration of new and existing knowledge, which could have the potential to transfer within different public health contexts.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Public Health Fundamentals: Concepts, Theories and Frameworks
Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health and Healthcare
Managing Health Improvement Through Social Marketing
Public Health Intelligence and Epidemiology: Informing Policy and Strategy
Research: Approaches, Methods and Skiills
Dissertation Project



Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements
An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area (related to health or health sciences) with a minimum award of a lower second (2ii) class qualification or equivalent OR
Mature candidates of min 30 years old with 8 years of working experience in public health/healthcare management role with a commitment to a career in public health

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

English Language Requirements
Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6) OR
Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English OR
MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
Pass MDIS English Placement Test OR
Equivalent
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 18 months 



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$24,610.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
 Part-time  S$24,075.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
Application fees: S$160.50

Fees & Structure (International)
 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$26,750.00  S$2,700.00 - S$2,800.00
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: 
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
 

 

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