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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…

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…