The following selected study opportunities in the area of Global Health are offered by The University of Manchester and partner institutions:
Read more about opportunities to study Global Health
Intercalated BSc Global Health
This 1 year intercalated BSc in Global Health is designed for medical students who want to prepare to be a global doctor by enhancing their knowledge about the interconnectedness of health and its determinants. This course analyses the impact of major social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental factors on health challenges such as the global epidemic in HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases, trauma in developing countries, tropical diseases and the emergence and rapid spread of new infectious diseases. Applicants for this programme must have successfully completed at least two years of their medical studies and must have obtained permission from their Hospital Dean in order to intercalate on to the programme.
Programme Director: Dr Maura Duffy
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Online MSc in Global Health
The online MSc in Global Health has been created in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with the intention of professionalising the humanitarian sector. The course comprises 3 stages:
- Online Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health (PG Cert)
- Online Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health (PG Dip)
- Online Masters dissertation in Global Health (conversion to MSc in Global Health)
Accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, these online courses have been developed for people working in the humanitarian sector or for those wishing to enter this field. They enable students to obtain the highest quality postgraduate education whilst maintaining full time employment anywhere in the world. They offer a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of interventions within a humanitarian context.
Programme Director: Dr Bernard Manyena
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MPH (Global Health) Web-based learning
The Master of Public Health was the first web-based public health Masters programme in the UK. The programme aims to provide students with the skills needed to develop a critical evidence-based approach to the promotion of public health and primary care. The programme is suitable for any public health or primary care professional wanting to develop public health or research skills, CPD, top-up training for voluntary registration, public health trainees and the MFPH examination, and fourth-year intercalating medical students. A number of pathways can be followed through this course leading to different awards, including MPH (Global Health). Global health can be followed a specialist theme including a core unit covering Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB management – health system challenges along with other related global health related units. There is also a Global Health and Emergency Humanitarian Assistance specialist theme.
Programme Director: Dr Katie Reed
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Emergency Humanitarian Assistance (EHA)
This course can be taken as part of the MPH (Global Health) or as part of the MA programme in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response. It is offered as a stand-alone module to doctors and nurses interested in emergency medicine. Providing an understanding of the principles of good practice in emergency humanitarian assistance and its place in health care development, the benefits and drawbacks of EHA are explored alongside its place in the UN, the role of Government and non -government contributions in the delivery of health care to vulnerable populations, and the relationship of health to economics and politics.
Programme Director: Dr Amy Hughes
MA in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
This multidisciplinary degree course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters. Bringing together the study of medicine and humanities, the course provides an inclusive approach that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs the reflexive processes of both analytical and applied disciplines. Students will be able to draw synergies from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise.
Programme Director: Dr Kirsten Howarth
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MA in International Disaster Management
The course is designed for participants who want to develop both theoretical and practical management skills in preparation, response and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. The core curriculum combines the development of practical analysis skills to support emergency management policies with an understanding of ethical issues in global humanitarian actions. This results in a course that is suitable as a way to develop initial skills in disaster management or support continuing education for disaster management professionals.
Programme Director: Dr Bernard Manyena
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
The University of Manchester offers a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), an exciting new development in online education that allow Higher Education institutions to reach out to audiences that might not otherwise have access to their teaching material. MOOCs are taught entirely online, and are freely available at no cost to anyone in the world with an internet connection. A typical MOOC lasts between six and eight weeks and is taught mostly through videos, supplemented by discussion forums, self-test quizzes and reading or web research activities. Anyone who achieves a pass grade in the activities and usually a final assignment is awarded with a certificate of completion.
See details on the following MOOC:
An Introduction to Population Health
Aimed at anyone wishing to understand the basics of population health. Our aim is to prompt any participant to reconsider the decisions they make about their own health or the health of others (if they are taking the course as a health professional). https://www.coursera.org/course/population
Global Health and Humanitarianism
Is humanitarianism an effective, justifiable and sustainable response to ill-health, inequality, injustice and war? https://www.coursera.org/course/health