1 year taught programme, consisting of core and/or option modules of the UCD Master of Public Health, and providing basic graduate training in public health methodology. Students will also develop research protocols for the next stage. Advanced methods courses, public health skills training and training on teaching, presentation, advocacy and communication will also be provided.
Years 2, 3 and 4:
A supervised original research project that maps to one of four public health specialist strands spanning nutrition, social and clinical epidemiology and intervention methodologies. The strands are:
1.Food and Health.
2.Health and Society.
3.New Perspectives on Chronic Diseases.
The projects are of three types:
1.Secondary analysis of existing databases.
2.Empirical cross-sectional or follow-up data collection.
3.Empirical data collection and biological sample collection.