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Former MPH Student Vasundhra Khanna selected to present her research at the World Innovation Summit for Health

Former MPH student Vasundhra Khanna has been chosen to present her research at the World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha this November. Vasundhra told us about her research and her next steps.

"During my MPH at Imperial College in the 2014/15 academic year, I was inspired to pursue health promotion, primarily the nuances of formulating effective public health policy with greater relevance and utility in society. An opportunity to engage in such policy innovation was presented to me via the ‘Mini-Project’, coursework where students are asked to develop an innovative ‘health-intervention’ targeting real-world problems. The topic that caught my eye was inappropriate use of antibiotics and the serious consequences related to ‘antibiotic resistance’.

Antibiotic resistance in the developing world represents a major public health challenge. It is estimated that 10 in 10,000 people in Africa die as a result of antibiotic resistant bacteria, whereas, in Asia this is estimated to be …

Applying for the 2017-18 Imperial College MPH Programme

Thank you for your interest in the Imperial College MPH programme. The 2017-18 MPH course starts in October 2017. Applications for entry will open in November 2016. I 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 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 opportunities are n…

Student Challenges Competition

Do you have a unique idea for a new product or research project in global health?  Our annual Student Challenges Competition could help transform that idea into reality. The Student Challenges Competition offers you the opportunity to showcase your research and to win prize money to fund your chosen project, which can be on any aspect of global health innovation.

Congratulations to the 2016 MPH Prize Winners

Every year, the Imperial College Master of Public Health course awards prizes for the best dissertations and best overall performance on the course. This year's prize winners' were:

MPH General Stream Prize Winners
Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Prize for highest grade: Emmanuella Ikem
School of Public Health Prize for Best Dissertation: AlJohara Al Saud and Soyoung Kwak

MPH Global Health Stream Prize Winners
Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Prize for highest grade: Jessica Morris
School of Public Health Prize for Best Dissertation: Jessica Morris

Presentations of 2016 MPH Summer Research Projects

On Wednesday 21 September 2016, our MPH students presented their research projects. This was the last assessment for the 2015-16 course. We had a wide-range of presentations on very topical issues in global health and health policy.
Patients’ satisfaction with health care received in three Sub-Saharan African countriesA systematic review of the literature on factors related to hospital outcomes by day of admission or day of procedure.Factors associated with the adoption and usage of mHealth interventions for Diabetes in LMICs: A Qualitative Systematic ReviewValidation of revision data & patterns of failure mechanism for Total Hip ReplacementsThe development and diffusion of surgical frugal InnovationsCorrelates and Trends in Weight Misperceptions, Weight Loss Intentions, and Unhealthy Dieting Behaviours among Adolescents in the United StatesThe relation between the intake of traditional fermented food, allergic disease and lung function in children in South AfricaImpact of differe…

MPH students trip to Geneva 2016

Staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training and twenty students from the Master of Public Health course at Imperial visited multiple UN and humanitarian agencies during their recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Over a three day period the group visited Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN, WHO and Global Fund. Two students – Praise Izinyon and Rachael Williams – presented their mini-projects at the WHO followed by an excellent discussion with Blerta Maliqi, a technical officer for Family, Women’s and Children’s health.

Welcome to Dr Melek Somai

Dr Melek Somai is a new faculty member at the Global eHealth Unit (GeHU). Melek is a physician, biostatistician, and public health professional with expertise in clinical informatics and global health innovation. In his new role as teaching fellow in eLearning and eHealth at the Global eHealth Unit, Dr Melek will lead the implementation of the GeHU visionary program in Health Information Technology and Innovation. Dr Melek will be leading the efforts of the Global eHealth Unit to increase its capacity building programme in developing countries and its innovation and technology courses for the Masters Degree Program in Public Health. He is also a co-investigator of the EIT Health CARE CAMPUS program that aims to transform Active Ageing in Europe through the development of an innovative training curriculum for carers.

Before joining us, Dr Melek was a Fulbright scholar and a faculty member at the Division of Clinical Informatics at Harvard Faculty Medical Physicians, which he held with…

Message from the President of Imperial College London on the EU Referendum

"Imperial College London is, and will remain, a European university, whatever your view of the referendum outcome. We are very proud of the innovations, ideas and inspiration that come from the European members of Imperial’s global community. We are determined that political changes will not hold Imperial back from delivering excellence in research and education for the benefit of global society. We will vigorously defend our international values if they are threatened and will continue to think and act internationally. Our European students, staff and partners are crucial to the current and future success of this great university, and we look forward to continued strong ties with Europe and the world over the coming years. We are urgently seeking clarification from the government on the visa and fee status of non-UK European Union students, as well as other key policy areas for the College as the UK negotiates its future relationship with Europe. We will update the community, a…

Pre-sessional English Courses

The Centre for Academic English runs intensive preparatory English language and study courses for prospective students of the College throughout the summer. The courses are STEM-focused and run  for 12, 6 or 3 weeks. They are designed to improve students' academic English language and literacy and to help students make a smooth transition into academic study in the UK and enhance their experience as a student at Imperial. All three courses are full-time, with classes and activities from 09.30-17.00 Mondays-Fridays as well as some evening and weekend social events and trips.

The 12- and 6-week courses are open to postgraduates and are for applicants who have not quite met the English language entry condition of their offer. There is still time this week for applicants whose English is below the entry requirement for your postgraduate programme to apply for one of the last few places on the 12-week course, and there are still several weeks for students to apply for the 6-week cour…

Overseas travel for student summer projects

Please find below, a link to a flow chart highlighting steps that need to be taken in case of students planning to travel abroad in relation to course works, such as the summer projects.

In case of any travel that your students may have planned in relation to the summer projects, please ensure that the flow chart has been duly consulted and that the appropriate measures have been taken. We have emailed the students to take up primary responsibility in this regard, but supervisors would also need to ensure that students have followed through with this.

The flow chart contains links to the Travel Advice Office, providing further clarifications of the requirements that need to be fulfilled in relation to specific  travel plans. If you have any questions, please contact one of the MPH Course Organisers.