There is an increasing demand for highly trained public health specialists, nationally and internationally, to tackle major public health issues including health inequalities, communicable diseases, international health development, obesity and smoking. We're meeting this need by offering a Master of Public Health designed to offer multi-disciplinary academic and experiential development, whatever your professional background. Our Master of Public Health programme will arm you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a real difference in public health. The programme emphasises the use of evidence-based healthcare and practice, enabling participants to put public health principles into effect in both research and practice contexts. This online MPH programme meets the needs of the busy professional.
The programme is designed to allow people to undertake their studies while working simultaneously with the intention to suit service, personal and academic requirements.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Programme Learning Outcomes for Master of Public Health (Online) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
-Critically analyse theories and issues related to public health;
-Construct arguments around the social, political and economic factors determining the health of populations;
-Demonstrate competence in the key underpinning disciplines and theories of public health including epidemiology, communicable diseases including health care associated infections, biostatistics, social and behavioural sciences and social policy;
-Analyse and synthesise evidence and apply it to public health;
-Demonstrate enhanced knowledge in specific Public Health areas e.g. Health Promotion, Health Protection, Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Public Health;
-Demonstrate logical reasoning in written work and discussion;
-Employ a range of appropriate research and analysis methods with confidence and expertise;
-Critically reflect on their own and others' learning and practice.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
This programme will be taught online over 20 months (August 2018 to April 2020).
Who teaches this course
The course is delivered by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health staff in conjunction with external lecturers with experience in relation to health protection and public health.
Why Choose This Course
The Master of Public Health is a multi-disciplinary course that will provide you with skills in health promotion, health protection, epidemiology, biostatistics and global health. Skills that will prepare you for the workplace in 21st Century Public Health and that will open up employment opportunities in a wide range of scientific, clinical and research fields. During the course you will tackle issues such as health inequalities, their causes and solutions; communicable diseases; international health development; obesity and smoking. These, amongst others, will prepare you to become a highly trained public health specialist both in Ireland and abroad.
During the course, you will develop your knowledge and study skills in preparation for your own future career in public health. It is aimed at enabling you to develop your own skills in Public Health. Following the MPH, students may wish to continue to study to PhD. You will be taught by a dedicated team of staff, who are experts in their field and renowned researchers in a variety of public health areas. You will experience a wide range of teaching styles using the most up-to-date technology-enhanced learning methods.
Earning an online Masters in Public Health (MPH) at University College Cork will give you the practical skills and confidence you need to make a difference to population health issues on a national or global stage.
As a leading centre of research, UCC is perfectly placed to encourage you to develop research skills of your own – skills that can be transferred across a variety of public health-based careers from healthcare promotion and policy change to disease research and disaster preparation.
Our online MPH builds on the success of our campus-based MPH programme, the largest programme of its kind in Ireland.