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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine: Master of Public Health (Humanitarian Health)
|Institution||Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine View institution profile|
|Department||International Health Group|
|Telephone||0151 702 9590|
Programme Overview This programme prepares students for leadership and equips them to assume an active role in and responsibilities for improving population health in a range of settings. It covers a wide breadth of contemporary issues in international public health and explores approaches to reducing health inequities by enhancing policy and practice based upon sound, evidence-based principles. The programme gives graduates key transferable knowledge and skills in epidemiology, research methods and social science.
The Humanitarian Health stream has a specialist focus on humanitarian assistance, examining current policies and practice in the field and exploring public health approaches to responding to the challenges of contemporary humanitarian problems. The Humanitarian Health stream will allow students interested in Public Health to further specialise and develop skills essential for humanitarian health leaders. The stream focuses on the particular challenges, constraints and requirements of working in the humanitarian sector, and allows students to explore themes relevant to this field such as working in conflict or unsafe situations, working with refugees and displaced population and understanding the increasing interaction between humanitarian crises and climate change.
Following the taught component, students on this stream complete a research dissertation project on a topic relevant to humanitarian health either overseas or locally, and could be desk based or field work. The programme is underpinned by LSTM’s mission to reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities. The programme has been developed around a series of Public Health competencies.
Programme Structure The MPH - Humanitarian Health programme is modular in structure with each taught module worth 20 credits and the dissertation project 60 credits. Each module (20 credits) represents 200 hours of student learning including assessments and self-directed study.
The MPH - Humanitarian Health is offered within a dynamic research-led environment and its content is informed by the cutting-edge research activities of the academic staff. It is designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas and to promote approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue their learning into the future.
Students can carry out a fieldwork-based dissertation project overseas, in a local setting or can conduct a literature-based project that does not involve travelling abroad. All types of project have the key aims of developing the students’ skills in formulating a research question, designing and implementing a research project and critically interpreting and presenting the findings. The timing of modules across the academic year recognises the financial and time constraints faced by LSTM students, many of whom are from outside UK.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Open to health professionals and graduates in health or related disciplines. In addition, candidates with qualifications such as law, psychology, education, social work/care, finance, business management, engineering, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, history, architecture and politics/international relations are welcome, particularly if they have relevant health related experience. Non-graduates with considerable work experience in the health sector of low or middle-income countries and evidence of continued academic development through appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme.
Work experience: Candidates generally require professional or voluntary experience in health or a related area in a low or middle income country. Candidates without this experience are eligible, provided they can demonstrate an understanding and engagement in international public health issues, or evidence of appropriate training. A protocol for assessing this has been developed and approved by the admissions team and senior management.
|Location||Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine|
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) was founded on the 12th November 1898 by Sir Alfred Lewis Jones, an influential shipping magnate. At this time Liverpool was a prominent port city and enjoyed extensive trade with overseas regions such as West and Southern Africa. This led to a high number of patients in the region being admitted to hospital with ‘tropical’ diseases, and so Sir Alfred Jones donated £350 to set up a School of Tropical Medicine to investigate these outbreaks. 115 years later LSTM was awarded higher education institution status in 2013.
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