More information about the Public Health discipline

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.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Public Health [Web-based Learning] (MPH)

    This programme offers an innovative approach to learning, meeting the training needs for health professionals interested in a career in public health or those seeking new skills in this area.

  • Master in Foundation Programme in Life Sciences

    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.

  • Master in Health (Community Health)

    Strengthen your career prospects as an experienced health and social well-being practitioner with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Health (Community Health). A part of your diploma, you will have the opportunity to develop the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical application skills to analyse and address human health and social well-being issues within a community health framework.

  • Master in Environmental Health and Safety

    The Master of Environmental Health and Safety (M.E.H.S.) program prepares graduates for professional careers in environmental health and safety – encompassing occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, risk management and environmental health. However, we strive not only to provide academic-based knowledge, but also the technical and practical skills necessary to be a successful EHS professional. While our coursework covers a broad range of EHS topics, students may also choose areas in which they would like to explore more in-depth. We invite people from all undergraduate backgrounds to apply and offer an evening option for those considering a career change.

  • Master in Health, Safety and Environment

    The Master of Health, Safety and Environment aims to equip individuals with the specialised skills and advanced knowledge required for professional practice or research in occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental management (EM). Graduates will have the capacity to lead and influence the development of high standards of OHS and EM.

  • Master in Epidemiology

    The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree is a research-oriented degree within the general field of epidemiology. It includes the preparation of a thesis or comprehensive examination and is appropriate for students intending to go into a research career.

  • Master in Health (Rural Clinical Education)

    Are you a health professional? Do you want to work as a clinical mentor? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural Clinical Education) enables health professionals to develop their knowledge and expertise to work successfully as clinical mentors, facilitators and preceptors in supporting the clinical education of students, peers and other health professionals. Within the degree you will have the opportunity to focus on rural and non-urban settings.

  • Master in Range Management

    The Master of Science in Range Management prepares students with a bachelor’s degree in resource management or related disciplines to pursue advance study of rangelands and range management. Graduate study in range management serves as the basis for a professional career in rangeland livestock production systems, grassland, savanna, wetland and/or shrubland ecology and management, native plants, rangeland rehabilitation, conservation easements, wildlife habitat, water quality issues, working landscapes, and rangeland economics and policy.

  • Master in Health (Health Leadership)

    Develop your leadership knowledge with USQ’s Master of Health (Health Leadership) degree. Extend your understanding and qualifications as a health professional to work effectively as a clinical mentor, facilitator and preceptor in supporting the clinical education of students, peers and other health professionals with a focus on rural and non-urban settings.

  • Master in Health

    USQ's Graduate Diploma of Health (General) allows you to complete two core courses with the flexibility to select six other courses to suit your specific needs. This theoretically based diploma is designed to complement your current employment in the health industry by broadening your scope of practice and increasing your expertise.

  • Master in Medical Science

    The College of Medicine Master of Science in Medical Science Program (MMSP) offers physicians-in-training at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital the opportunity to prepare for research careers in academic medicine through pursuit of a core curriculum, individualized electives and seminars, and a mentored research project.



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