Core competencies in public health (57 ECTS)

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Learning outcomes

By the end of the year, the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the acquisition or update of multi-disciplinary public health knowledge and skills relevant to their professional practice;
  • Understand and apply public health specialist knowledge critically and creatively to clinical and/or professional practice in public health;
  • Critically evaluate the knowledge base in each module content areas, and integrate understanding from different modules to enhance own and/or others’ professional practice;
  • Demonstrate transferable study skills appropriate to postgraduate level studies.

Compulsory modules

  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Epidemiology

Elective modules

(3 optional modules to be chosen from the following list)

  • Promoting Evidence Based Healthcare
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Sociology of Public Health
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems