University of Glasgow: Public Health (Health Economics)

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-publichealth@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme will prepare graduates to develop specialist and applied economic analyses relevant to health service delivery with potential to be translated into policy. The programme prepares graduates to create analyses, cost and decision analytic models, and evaluations with potential to underpin decision- making and investment in population health improvement initiatives.

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Health economics and health technology assessment forms a major research and teaching focus for our department. Researchers collaborate and engage with national and global policy makers to undertake relevant research and influence decision-making.

The University of Glasgow has provided education in public health since 1839 and has offered a diploma in public health since the early 20th century. The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme has been offered here since 1981.

The programme is taught by academics and practitioners from a wide variety of organisations and disciplines including Health Protection Scotland, environmental health, environmental protection, public health medicine, health economics and business/management.

The programme is multidiscplinary in focus attracting students with undergraduate degrees in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health related specialisms.

Public health has a central role in guiding health care practice, influencing health policy, protecting the public, and improving population health. If you work or intend to work in an organisation which has public health responsibilities or aims to improve population health then this Master of Public Health degree will be suited to you.

Public Health at the University was among the earliest academic fields to move towards a multidisciplinary range of programmes involving staff from a number of areas. Current disciplines represented include health promotion, health protection, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, and health economics.

Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, as well as in international humanitarian relief. The MPH degree is recognised in most countries as an essential qualification for a career in public health.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**
**Core courses**
- Health Economics for Health Technology Assessment (online)

- Introduction to Statistical Methods

- Introduction to Epidemiology

- Principles of Public Health

- Research Dissertation Project: with a health economics focus.

**Optional courses (two courses chosen)**
- Communicable Diseases

- Environmental Health

- Further Epidemiology and Statistics

- Globalisation and Public Health

- Health Promotion: Principles and Practice

- Oral Health (will next be offered in 2019-2020 and every second year thereafter)

- Psychosocial Approaches to Public Health

- Qualitative Research Methods.

**One 20 credit course – or both 10 credit courses - may be taken from the following Institute of Health and Wellbeing courses:**
- Introduction to Mental Health and Disability (10 credits)

- The Global Burden of Mental Health Difficulties (10 credits)

- Cultural, Social and Biological Determinants of Mental Health (20 credit course)

- International Primary Care - teaching block two course (20 credit online distance learning course).

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
Academic careers relating to each specialism may be pursued, including: research assistant, research associate, and lecturer.

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