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1 Welcome to the Online Open Day - School of Life and Medical Sciences MPH Master of Public Health (online)

2 Your presenters today Dr Raheelah Ahmed Programme Tutor Raheelah is the Programme Tutor, Lead for the Public Health Foundations module and Senior Lecturer. Raheelah completed her postgraduate studies from Imperial College London (PhD) and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (MSc). She has international research experience in health management and organisational behaviour research in the design and evaluation of public health interventions. Her areas of interest are unhealthy weight/obesity, maternal health and Health Care Associated Infections. Raheelah holds an honorary position at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London and is Associate Editor of the international peer reviewed journal Public Health (Elsevier).

3 Your presenters today Dr Zoe Aslanpour Head of Public Health Practice Zoe is the head of public health practice at the department of Pharmacy overseeing inclusion of public health learning and teaching in under and postgraduate programmes within the department. She also practices as a consultant in public health in the National Health Services responsible for mental health, medicine management and prioritisation agenda. Zoe is a Fellow of Faculty of Public Health and a qualified pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of UK. Her research areas of interest include health services evaluation, patient safety, medicine management, pharmaceutical public health, mental public health and role of primary care practitioners in delivery of public health agenda.

4 Your presenters today Dr Richard Pinder Module Lead for the Public Health Research and Epidemiology Richard is a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and is a public health physician coming from a background in hospital medicine. He trained at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, and completed his MPH at Imperial College London. He continues to hold teaching and research roles at both institutions, with interests in military health and the evaluation of health care. Richard also works in public health roles in a range of organisations including the National Health Service, Public Health England and the Department of Health.

5 Programme 1)UH and School of Life and Medical Sciences 2)What to expect when you study online 3)About the course 4)Assessment and Support 5)Entry requirements and Fees 6)Questions About today

6 About University of Hertfordshire Located in Hatfield More than 2,650 staff Turnover of £ 233 million 27,200 students 2,800 international students from 85 countries Ranked ‘Top New University’ (Complete University Guide 2010) Included in Top 350 World Universities’ (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12) Ranked one of the top 100 ‘young’ universities in the world (Times Higher Education 100 ‘under 50’ rankings 2014.) Ranked one of the top 100 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2014)

7 School of Life and Medical Sciences Departments within our School each have an impressive record for quality teaching and research including CPD for health professionals. We have strong links with the National Health Service and local authorities. Our NHS partners are: East of England London South of England East Midlands Our highly qualified and experienced academic staff are widely recognised for their expertise and often carry out research in their chosen field.

8 What to expect when you study Online Learning Resources available through Studynet Modules with fixed start and end dates Fixed dates for assignment submission and other assessments Other than that you can fit study around work and family Commitment:Part-time study: 10 – 15 hrs /week (Actual study time may vary on prior subject knowledge)

9 Learning Resources Module Portal Module Information Module News Teaching Resources Discussion forums Module Blog / Wiki Assignments Section Additionally access to UH Library with e-books, e-journals

10 Studynet




14 What you will study Core modules: Public Health Foundations Evidence Based Practice Project Report Public Health Research and Epidemiology Optional modules: (Choice of two modules) Leadership in Practice Child Health Communicable and Non-Communicable Conditions Business Planning for Commissioning Systems Approach to Health Policy & Management Public Health and the Primary Care Practitioner Promoting Health Each module is worth 30 credits each.

15 What you will study

16 Rewarding careers This programme is designed for students who wish to develop their careers in the field of public health practice, management or research, as well as practitioners and managers already in the field, who wish to enhance their career development. The online MPH course is tailored implicitly towards the needs of diverse health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and allied health, social care and environmental health professionals, as well as the wider public health workforce in the non- governmental sector. The programme supports managerial, policy and practitioner career pathways.

17 Assessment Range of assessment methods, including: Essays Practical work Group work Vivas over Skype Scheduled online tests

18 Support Programme level Programme Tutor Induction Programme Student Handbook UH Disability Advisor Careers and Placements service Module level Module tutors Project supervisor Peer support (through forums) Learning Resources (Studynet) e-Books & downloadable software UH Online Administrators Educational Technologists

19 What you will be working towards… Graduation Your Certificate: MPH Master of Public Health from the University of Hertfordshire Graduation: Attend the University of Hertfordshire graduation ceremony, Hertfordshire, UK

20 Fees Total fee for full MPH (Home/EU) currently: £6,600 Total fee for full MPH (International) currently: £8,100 Home/EU studentsInternational students CoursePer 30 credit module MPH Master of Public Health£1,100£1,350

21 Fees – what is included Tuition, project supervision (group-led or individual) and all the assessments Online learning resources, available through StudyNet - the University’s managed learning environment Books / eBooks and software

22 Entry Requirements A 2.2 honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent. Or relevant experience in the area public health may be considered in place of a degree. GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics with minimum grade C. Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

23 How to Apply Visit: Submit an Application Form, plus photocopies of Exam certificates and transcripts Photo page of passport References Apply by: 15 th July 2014 for a September 2014 start Please allow two weeks for a response to your application

24 Your questions

25 The next steps… Visit: Complete an application form, gather supporting documents and references Submit to Best of Luck!

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