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Public Health (Distance Learning)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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The Public Health (Distance Learning) programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the improved health of populations and particular groups within them through the promotion of health and prevention of diseases. 

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Overview

Students are instructed in the development, use and critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence, methods of analysis, and practical interventions.

Education

The Public Health (Distance Learning) programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides students with the knowledge and skills to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high income settings.  The varied curriculum allows students to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialised areas.  

The programme offers four alternative streams; the general Public Health stream and three specialist streams: Environment and Health; Health Promotion and Health Services Management.

Students on this programme come from diverse backgrounds. Many are health professionals working at a service or policy level, while others wish to obtain public health skills that they can apply to their work in development, community services, government, research or teaching.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy
  • Principles of Social Research
  • Issues in Public Health
  • Environment, Health & Sustainable Development
  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Health Services

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits 

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum of one year's relevant work experience; and
  • a first or second class honours degree or the equivalent, in a subject appropriate to the course, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London.
  • Qualifications from around the world are accepted; for further guidance please see the School's qualifications for entrance. Students who do not satisfy the entrance requirements may still be admitted at the discretion of the School on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and references. 

Technological requirements

To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:

  • a web browser (the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer). This must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
  • sufficient bandwidth to download documents should be 50 MB

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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