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Presentation of the 2017-2018 MPH Student Research Projects

On Thursday 20 September 2018, our MPH students will be presenting their research projects. This will be the last assessment for the 2017-18 course. We have a wide-range of presentations on very topical issues in global health and health policy. The topic of the projects may help prospective students as they can see the kind of dissertations that our students complete.
Systematic review on the association between Chronic Hepatitis B infection and Malaria; and report on Hepatitis B control strategy in The GambiaPerceptions of need among parents of children with a developmental delay from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and their experiences of accessing support servicesA systematic review of risk factors of knife carrying, usage, and stabbing among young people in United Kingdom.Perceived context and its role in quality improvement initiativesThe Quality of Diabetes and Hypertension Care among Palestine Refugees in the Middle East: A Cross-sectional AnalysisAssociat…
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Marginal voices- A quest to improve mental health diagnosis among the Deaf community in the UK

Marginal voices- A quest to improve mental health diagnosis among the Deaf community in the UK
Written by MPH Student Ms Reda Misghina

Each year in the UK, at least 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem.[1] When faced with a mental health illness, we often hear the words ‘it helps to talk about it’. The tool of communication in Deaf individuals makes it so that ‘talking’ takes a different format in their ability to convey thought. Various misconceptions about Deafness and the obstacles faced to access mental health services must then be conceptualised differently.

Deafness as an identity  
In the UK, around 10 million people are considered to be Deaf.[2] The heterogeneous forms of what it means to be Deaf renders it a complex subject. Forms of identification is an interesting factor. For example, there is a distinction between a deaf person (lower case ‘d’) which refers to those with severe hearing problems or who became hard of hearing later in life, compared to a Deaf perso…

Welcome to the MPH Class of 2017-18

We had a full house today for the introductory session for our new Master of Public Health (MPH) students. This year, we have 68 students on our MPH programme. The course provides a comprehensive introduction into key public health topics; such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion, health protection, health behaviour, health policy, and health economics. There is a focus on the development of quantitative analytical skills for public health, epidemiology and health services research. We aim to provide a creative and supportive learning environment, and we hope all our students have a rewarding year.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 MPH prize winners

Each year, we award a number of prizes to our Master of Public Health (MPH) students. The award winners in 2016-17 were:

MPH (General Stream) Faculty of Medicine Dean's Scholarship
Alette Ellms

MPH (Global Stream) Faculty of Medicine Dean's Scholarship
Maya Malarski

MPH (General Stream) Dissertation Award
Meghan Cupp

MPH (Global Stream) Dissertation Award
Maya Malarski

Wellcome Trust Centre MPH-Global Health Dissertation Award
Micol Tedeschi Samaia

Wellcome Trust Centre MPH Global Health Student Award
Debra Ten Brink

Applying for the 2018-19 Imperial College MPH Programme

Thank you for your interest in the Imperial College MPH programme. The 2018-19 MPH course starts in October 2018. Applications for entry will open in November 2017. We cannot tell you at this stage whether you will be eligible for the MPH because the decision is made by the Admissions Team when they have an opportunity to view your degree results and IELTS score (if relevant). We generally require a First Class or Upper Second Class degree from a good university or an international equivalent, or a medical degree. A good personal statement about why you want to undertake the MPH course is essential. Previous public health experience is also helpful. You should take the opportunity to find out more about public health, for example, from the FPH Website.

We have several international student societies at Imperial to provide students with some peer support away from their home country. Do check out the visa rules before you apply if you intend to stay in the UK after the MPH as these op…

Presentation of 2016-17 MPH Research Projects

On Thursday 21 September 2017, our MPH students will be presenting their research projects. This will be the last assessment for the 2016-17 course. We have a wide-range of presentations on very topical issues in global health and health policy.
Overcoming Cost-Related Barriers to Universal Access for Key HIV Anti-Retroviral MedicinesBarriers to and experiences of accessing maternity services in the UK: A qualitative study with migrant womenShould the UK Reconsider its Childhood Varicella Vaccination Policy: A Review of Evidence from the European UnionAssociation between maternal iron intake in pregnancy and offspring blood pressure - a longitudinal study with over 20 years of follow-upHPV Vaccination: Should the UK be adopting a gender-neutral policy?The impact of Pharmacist integration into Primary care teams on health systems indicators: A systematic reviewType II Diabetes Prevention in the GCC: A Systematic ReviewAnal intercourse as a risk factor for HIV acquisition in heterosexua…

MPH students study tour to international organisations in Geneva

This popular study tour for Imperial MPH students is organised annually in collaboration with WHO Geneva. As part of the tour participants were introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières, The UN High Commission for Refugees, the Red Cross, The UN, and WHO and its regional offices. MPH students have had the opportunity to meet with large numbers of senior colleagues in these key international organisations and learn about the nature of their work. The 3 day study tour was very busy, full of learning experience and fun.