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What does the Imperial College MPH offer?

The Imperial College Master of Public Health programme provides a comprehensive introduction to public health for students intending to practice in public health or related fields. This course represents an exciting focus for the Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care in the Faculty of Medicine. The course follows a shared path with the MSc in Modern Epidemiology in the first term. It offers a cutting edge knowledge and skills base for both non-medical and medically qualified students. It is particularly suited to students who wish to pursue a career in public health research based on quantitative analytical skills. Objectives of the course are to teach students how to:

- Design, analyse, interpret and evaluate epidemiological and biomedical research.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the essential principles of modern biostatistical methods.
- Apply current research methods in key areas of chronic disease epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, and environmental exposure.
- Demonstrate skills in health information analysis, report writing and communication.
- Demonstrate understanding of, and skills in, needs assessment, health equity audit, health impact assessment, health care evaluation, changing health behaviour, health intervention planning, health economics and project management.

Imperial College carried out a rigorous and thorough quality review of the course based on the second cohort (07-08) and found the MPH to be excellent in all categories.

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