M.Sc. Public Health

University of Debrecen

Tuition fee:
  • $ 12,000 / Year (EEA)
  • $ 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015, January  2016
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 18 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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The aim of the MSc course in Public Health is to train specialists who are capable of monitoring public health problems, and planning, implementing and evaluating interventions to solve them.

The objective of the MSc course in Public Health is to equip those who have completed their studies with knowledge and skills for

  • - monitoring the health status of population;
  • - analysing the factors influencing the health status of populations;
  • - exploring and prioritising health needs and demands;
  • - drafting local, regional and national health policy aimed at solving public health problems;
  • - planning and organising services to promote health, prevent and treat diseases based on the needs of the target population;
  • - implementing and managing health-promoting and disease-preventing interventions, and finally
  • - analysing and evaluating the effectiveness of those services and interventions. Specialists who have completed their studies will have thorough knowledge in epidemiology, health promotion, health care management, and health care policy.
Qualification: Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health
Course length: 3 semesters
Credits: 90 credits for master graduates, 120 credits for bachelor graduates


Basic subjects

Biostatistics and Epidemiology (15 credits)

  • - Modern Statistical Methods
  • - Epidemiological Surveys and Statistical Analysis in Public Health Practice
  • - Clinical Epidemiology
Health Policy and Health Systems (15 credits)
  • - Operation and Management of Health Systems
  • - Public Health Surveillance in the European Union
  • - Health Economics
Health Promotion (9 credits)
  • - Health Promotion Programmes and Practice
  • - Methods and Practice of Building Professional and Public Relations
Professional subjects

Environmental Health and Epidemiology (15 credits)

  • - Environmental Risk Assessment, Management and Communication
  • - Occupational Health
  • - Radiation Health
  • - Environmental Protection
Public Health Problems of the Disadvantaged (5 credits)
Specialized professional subjects
Public Health Nutrition (5 credits)
Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases (5 credits)
  • - Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases (6 credits) t Epidemiology of Diseases with the Highest Public Health Importance
  • - Genetic Epidemiology
  • - Project Planning and Management
Elective subjects (3 credits)
Thesis work (12 credits)


Entry requirements: university or college degree (MD, MSc, MA, BSc, BA or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 4


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