Public health study field deals with the health of the community and aims to prevent diseases and manage them by organized actions, information sources and education efforts. It deals with physical and mental health, social well-being improvement particularly in these areas such as waste disposal, water supply, food safety or water pollution. This study field has multidisciplinary approaches such as biostatistics, health services and epidemiology. It also deals with these sub-fields: community health, behavioral health, health of economics, occupational health public policy and environmental health. Public health is important in developing world as well as developed countries.
This MSc course is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills and insights to act as a confident, successful, independent and collegiate change agent. It facilitates an exploration of your personal aptitudes and skills.
This uniquely international and interdisciplinary programme introduces eHealth in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, tele-healthcare and mHealth. It offers you the opportunity to develop a comprehensive critical understanding of the many technical and sociotechnical factors underpinning eHealth and the research skills needed to study and evaluate these.
Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change. Through this interdisciplinary programme, you gain an understanding of global public health issues and explore theories and practices that will help you prepare to address the public health needs of your community and around the world.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Life Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of Disability Law and Policy. The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy addresses that and graduates from this programme will be the first to emerge skilled in this growing area of law and policy.
Created in collaboration with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Canadian College of Health Leaders, this six-month program also offers you a flexible blend of online and on-campus learning, so you can pursue your career goals while maintaining your current commitments. Through a partnership with the Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow), you may be eligible for credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Business Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The Masters degree in Science – Chinese Herbology (MS-CH) program joins the MS-Ac degree program and the MS-TCM degree program within the Acupuncture Institute and will be a part of the Health Sciences Division which also includes physician assistant, nutrition, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic, and dental hygiene.
Acupuncture and Oriental medical care is one of the most respected healing professions around the globe. It serves a quarter of the world’s population and has increased in public acceptance in the United States and Europe as the fastest growing complementary health care field. Oriental medicine has gained this respect by being both the most ancient written form of medical therapy known and a form of medicine with excellent clinical results.
This program introduces health professionals from a range of backgrounds to the key elements of public health. It allows them to explore population perspectives on health and disease, and health systems responses to these. It introduces the necessary skills for analysing the patterns of disease in populations, their determinants and associated factors and provides an overview of behaviours that contribute to disease in the community, and the development and implementation of appropriate interventions.
This program introduces and consolidates fundamental public health concepts and prepares health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, with knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, to define, assess critically and resolve public health and nutrition problems. Students can undertake this program in the following fields: Standard, Defence, Indigenous Health, Nutrition, Health Promotion and Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs.
This program covers public health in the international context and would emphasise a population and public health approach to disease control and health improvement across populations and countries, from low to high income, in particular geographic and cultural contexts, and especially those experiencing demographic, health socio-cultural and economic transitions.