Taught course

Public Health (Palliative Care Research)

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MPH

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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. Experience in palliative care or similar area and/or specific, evidenced interest in palliative care.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Palliative care is an important aspect of healthcare in communities across the globe. Throughout this course, you will focus on relevant research and public health issues relating to palliative care. You'll develop your knowledge of palliative care, including the principles of identifying patients who could benefit from this approach to healthcare, and how research informs the practice of managing common symptoms in palliative care patients.

In our Master of Public Health (Palliative Care Research) course you'll learn about the challenges facing palliative care research and how clinical research can be undertaken by using public health research principles within a palliative care context.

We work collaboratively with the Tayside Palliative and End of Life Care Network and the Tayside Specialist Palliative Care Service - you'll benefit from interactions with this network of stakeholders in the palliative care field. Bringing together patients, practitioners, charities and others with an interest or experience in palliative care, these groups are well-placed to share knowledge and guidance for your research. The varied clinical settings throughout Tayside (our local health region) provide an excellent basis for a variety of research projects.

Following the taught component of the course, you'll complete a research project and dissertation that will demonstrate the integrative, analytical and critical skills you've gained, and allow you to explore an area of interest in palliative care in more detail.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Fiona Williams
Email
f.l.r.williams@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 383726