Taught course

Palliative Care Research (MPH)

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold a first class or upper second class degree in a health related topic and/or in subjects including medicine, the social sciences, and medical science. Applications will be considered from others who, although not graduates, are exceptionally well qualified in terms of seniority and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study Palliative Care Research at Dundee

Dundee is ideally placed to deliver the MPH in Palliative Care. The Division of Population Health Sciences has several internationally recognised research programmes, with associated academic and research staff, and the Division also houses the renowned Health Informatics Centre (HIC) which provides researchers access to anonymised record-linked data. This includes routinely collected NHS patient datasets for the whole population.

The course presents an opportunity to integrate quality palliative care research with the clinical palliative care services. This provides a rich learning environment for prospective students.
Research led teaching

The Co-Director of the course, Dr Deans Buchanan, was recently appointed Consultant in Palliative Care. Our department is united in wishing to support excellence in research and in research training for their discipline. The recent appointments of Dr Bridget Johnston, Reader in Cancer Nursing and Academic Palliative Care and Professor Nora Kearney, Professor of Cancer Nursing bring expertise and active palliative care research into the Tayside region.
Aims of the Programme

This course will provide you with:

* The necessary skills and expertise to enable you to undertake well designed research and interpret research data.
* The requisite communication skills and understanding of the importance of such communication.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Dr Fiona Williams
+44 (0)1382 383726