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This MSc transforms ideas about global health and introduces students to a wide range of relevant perspectives and debates about the world today. After successful completion of the core course, students select optional modules from a list of tropEd-accredited courses, which may be taken at various partner institutions around the world. What and how will I learn? The programme challenges students to understand the complex forces that shape health worldwide, by developing their understanding of the principles underlying research, policy and practice in global health and development, and their ability to evaluate critically from a cross-disciplinary perspective the issues that are both important for today's developing countries and common to the whole world. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core courses (60 credits) optional courses taken at partner institutions (60 credits) and the research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, flexible study 3-5 years) is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, flexible study 1-2 years) is offered. Core modules Concepts and Controversies in Global Health Research Methods and Evidence for Global Health Power and Politics in Global Health Health, Economy, State and Society Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Advanced Vaccinology AIDS Conflict and Health Current Issues in Safe Motherhood & Perinatal Health Environmental Health Policy Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights Global Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Globalisation and Health Immunology of Parasitic Infection International Mental Health Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an individual research project on a topic relevant to future work in global health and development which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. The programme is taught with an emphasis on collaborative and cooperative learning to ensure that students enter the workforce capable of joining projects and programmes with a supportive network of peers. Assessment is through written assignments, unseen written examinations, projects, oral presentations, group work, the written dissertation and viva voce. Further details available on subject website: http:www.troped.org Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Institute for Global Health was established to foster a cross-disciplinary approach to studying global health. Students work alongside teachers, researchers and other students from a diversity of disciplines to learn to approach global health problems from different perspectives, and are taught by a leading team of experts drawn from several of UCL's faculties. These include health policy specialists, economists, philosophers, political scientists, geographers, clinicians, anthropologists, epidemiologists and sociologists. This degree programme is characterised by a unique synergy of experience and expertise of leading European institutions. It prepares students to work more effectively in a multicultural environment by exposing them to multiple perspectives through the tropEd programme. Your career The programme equips policymakers, health professionals and others concerned with global health with the intellectual tools needed to address and understand global issues that have profound health effects, including climate change, economic crisis and poor governance. Within and beyond those disciplines perceived as central to the issue of global health are many thousands of expert individuals, working at the very forefront of their disciplines ? from philosophy to transport studies, computer science to gender studies, environmental engineering to security science. How to apply You may choose to apply online or download application materials, for details visit http:www.ucl.ac.ukprospective
This MSc transforms ideas about global health and introduces students to a wide range of relevant perspectives and debates about the world today. After successful completion of the core course, students select optional modules from a list of tropEd-accredited courses, which may be taken at various partner institutions around the world. What and how will I learn? The programme challenges students to understand the complex forces that shape health worldwide, by developing their understanding...