A medical degree or bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a related discipline (eg medicine, health, science, social sciences, management or administration).
All applicants must have a minimum of two years’ work experience in a health service or developing health system in a low-middle income country.
In exceptional cases, we may accept extensive work experience in health services or health systems for applicants who do not fully meet the stated academic requirements.
Months of entry
New for September 2019 intake: This course now has two streams allowing you to follow the one that is most suitable for your career aims. The first stream focuses on health interventions and services (stream A) and the second on health policy and systems (stream B). You will also be able to select from 10 optional module choices to further customise your course.
This course (12-month variant) provides public health professionals with an understanding of the health needs of populations and how to effectively intervene to strengthen international health systems.
You’ll learn to:
- analyse issues in health policy and health services using epidemiological and statistical tools to critically review evidence
- develop the essential skills to improve existing (and build new) health services programmes and management systems
- evaluate different strategies for disease control in order to select the most effective and feasible programmes
- discuss ethical issues, and adopt and justify an appropriate ethical stance.
You’ll benefit from an international learning environment, with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences Admissions
- +44 (0)113 343 0806