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Social inequalities in health relating to poverty and absolute and relative deprivation are major themes in research and policy debates in both developed and developing countries. This unique MSc is designed to respond to the need for trained researchers, health professionals and policy makers in the field of Social Epidemiology. What and how will I learn? Students gain knowledge of the various approaches to social epidemiology, and develop relevant skills in study design and data analysis, exploring the link between social environment and health, alongside a broad perspective on the social determinants of health and an ability to advocate research and policy measures in the field. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven courses (105 credits), one optional course (15 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months or part-time two years) is offered. Core Modules Basic Statistics for Medical Sciences Epidemiology The Social Determinants of Global Health Research Methods for Social Epidemiology Regression Modelling Health Inequalities over the Lifecourse Power and Politics in Global Health Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project relevant to the broad area of social influences on health, which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 30,000 words. Options Ethnicity, Migration and Health Advanced Statistical Modelling Child Development: Inclusive Approaches in Global Contexts Teaching and Learning in Medical Education Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukhealthandsocietyindex.html The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, problem solving exercises, discussions, and supervised practical work. Students are encouraged to develop research and presentation skills, and are instructed in the preparation of scientific papers. Assessment is through course work, essays, presentations, data analysis and grant proposal exercises, and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL is one of the world's pioneering universities with a reputation for high quality research. Located in the heart of London it is a stimulating and exciting environment in which to study. Epidemiology and Public Health is a friendly, thriving multidisciplinary department. Staff, specialising in biology, dentistry, economics, epidemiology, medicine, psychology, public health, statistics and sociology, aim to develop a better understanding of health and prevention of ill health through vigorous research at a global, national and local level. This knowledge is applied via teaching, contributions to national and international health policy and contributions to the wider public understanding on health. Your future career The next generation of social epidemiologists, public health policy-makers and PhD studentsresearchers will find this innovative 12 month programme beneficial. Recent first destinations for graduates of the programme include: Department of Communities and Local Government: Statistical Officer Newham Primary Care Trust: Public Health Associate NHS Trust: Public Programme Manager Big Brothers of Massachusetts: Youth Mentor UCL: MD (Res) Clinical Research UCL: Research Assistant UCL: PhD Epidemiology Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants must be confident using computers and show evidence of numeracy (e.g. O levelGCSE Mathematics or Statistics or a module with a good mark in their degree). How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme equips doctors, public health professionals, social scien
Social inequalities in health relating to poverty and absolute and relative deprivation are major themes in research and policy debates in both developed and developing countries. This unique MSc is designed to respond to the need for trained researchers, health professionals and policy makers in the field of Social Epidemiology. What and how will I learn? Students gain knowledge of the various approaches to social epidemiology, and develop relevant skills in study design and data analysis...