Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

MSc Public Health

The relevancy of public health has increased in recent times.  The growing concern over the cost of curative health services, the problem of people living longer with chronic disease and the increase in health risk behaviours means that the need for public health strategies is greater than ever.  This well established course offers the opportunity to study public health in a multidisciplinary and research informed learning environment.  This approach enables students to view population health from a number of different perspectives and enhances their understanding of the people and processes involved in promoting public health and reducing health inequalities. The social determinants of health underpin the theoretical understanding of health and health inequalities in this programme.

The public health setting is one that is ever-changing and increasingly complex; as such this programme seeks to provide public health knowledge and skills underpinned by the Public Health Training Curriculum (2010), The Public Health Skills and Career Framework (2009) and the Public Health Outcomes Framework (2012).  The programme aims to provide participants with a learning experience that will strengthen their capacity and capability to engage and lead in partnership work with and for communities to both improve health and reduce health inequalities.

The MSc course is a modular based programme and is worth 180 M level credits. Each module is worth a number of different credits, 10, 20, or 60. Credits are gained on successful completion of the module. Students can also enrol on either a PG Dip Public Health or a PG Cert Public Health. Some modules are available as standalone or CPD’s which allows you to build your portfolio of learning and credits to suit your work/life balance.

The course shares a number of core modules with students on the International Public Health and MSc Public Health (Addictions) course.

Modules include:

Public Health: Policy and Practice (20 Credits) (Also available as CPD);  Research methods (20 credits) (Also available as CPD);  Epidemiology (20 credits) (Also available as CPD); Health Improvement (20 Credits) (Also available as CPD);  Violence (10 credits) (Also available as CPD);  Alcohol and Tobacco Control (20 credits) (Also available as CPD); Health protection (10 credits) (Also available as CPD);  Work Based Learning (20 credits) (Also available as CPD).

Further information about the programme, including details about costs and how to apply, can be found using the link below:

MSc Public Health

Or you can discuss the content of the course in more detail by contacting the programme leader:

Rose Khatri – Tel 0151 231 4118 – Email r.j.khatri@ljmu.ac.uk