Master's awards, both the EUCLID MPH degree and the Public Health U Masters-level  award, require successful completion of 8 modules, plus the dissertation module, at the master's academic level (pass mark 50%). 

 

A Diploma Award requires successful completion of 8 modules, at the master's academic level, but not the dissertation module. A Certificate Award requires successful completion of 4 modules at the master's academic level. 

 

For a Masters-level award, you need to complete the modules: Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics, 3 modules from the Foundation Sciences of Public Health group, and 3 modules from the Public Health Problems group.

 

The Curriculum for the master's programs includes core and optional modules, as in the table below. 

 

Core Modules

 




Module Name

Credits

ECTS Credits

US Credits

Introduction to Epidemiology

15

6

3

Biostatistics

15

6

3

Modules from the Public Health Problems group

15

6

3

Modules from the Foundation Sciences of Public Health group

15

6

3

Dissertation (Masters Awards only)

60

24

12

 

Foundation Sciences of Public Health Group 

 




Module Name

Credits

ECTS Credits

US Credits

Evidence Based Practice

15

6

3

Health Promotion

15

6

3

Evaluation of Interventions

15

6

3

Health Economics

15

6

3

Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health

15

6

3

Public Health Concepts for Policy Makers

15

6

3

Public Health Problems group




Module Name

Credits

ECTS Credits

US Credits

Communicable Diseases

15

6

3

Disaster Management and Emergency Planning

15

6

3

HIV/AIDS

15

6

3

Maternal Mortality

15

6

3

Non-communicable Diseases

15

6

3

Public Health Nutrition

15

6

3

 

Each of the modules in this program is divided into 5 Topics, each with a set of resources (as online links in a resource list with descriptive metadata, as well as, in pdf format in zip files), a discussion forum for the exchange of ideas and the exploration of concepts between students and the tutor who acts as online facilitator. Short quiz questions are also included. Summative assessments usually comprise essay questions equivalent to a maximum of 3,500 words including critical analysis. The notional learning hours are shown in the table below.

 






 

Weeks of Learning

Notional Learning Hours

Credits

ECTS Credits**

US Credits

Topic

2

30

 

 

 

Course Module (5 topics)

15*

150

15

6

3

Certificate-level award (4 course modules)

40 (1 year part-time)

600

60

24

12

Diploma-level award (8 course modules)

80 (2 years part-time)

1200

120

48

24

Dissertation (for Masters-level award in addition to Diploma)

40 (1 year part-time)

600

60

24

12

Total Masters-level program

120 (3 years part-time)

1800

180

72

36

* Includes time for orientation and assignments

** European Credit Transfer System

 

Modules are offered each semester, students usually enroll part-time and are advised to take no more than two modules per semester.

Enrollment to the Master's programs

1. Students are eligible to apply for either the EUCLID MPH degree or the Public Health U Masters-level award, if they have already successfully passed two modules in the Public Health U program at the Masters academic level, AND have not failed any module (failing a module means not achieving a 50% mark after one submission plus two resubmissions).

2. Students wishing to study for a Diploma Award must also apply for the program under the same conditions.

3. Students who have failed a module may still be eligible to study for a Certificate Award.

 

testimonials

S. K. - NIGERIA - Consultant, Health development
The modules have helped me in my work-related as a program officer implementing health project in a rural setting of eastern Kenya. I have created a network of friends that will last for a long time. This network will be useful in teaching career and share experience with new emerging information at global level. I will be able to access to latest research and emerging new developments and trends in the field of public health.
A. N. - CAMEROON - Team Leader, HIV Unit
I will utilize these skills in my public health practice to help me in looking at determinants of health from a wide perspective and also in my contribution in making evidence based public health policies....The knowledge and skills attained during the study of these modules will be of great use to me as a medical professional in public health and to my team of 24 officers who work under me in my current daily responsibilities.
J. S. R. - TANZANIA - CEO, NGO
Enrollling in this course has had a great impact on my ability to appraise and evaluate public health problems. I have learnt that research and planning are the bed rock of Public Health and besides the importance of combining research, healthcare professional and patient into a research team. I have used the knowledge gained in this course developed a health information search curriculum for the final Year Students of the School of Health Technology in my state. Also, I have been able to apply critical appraisal in solving Public Health Interventions.
S. S. - INDIA - Surveillance Medical Officer, WHO
I will use the skills and expertise learnt from this MPH program to teach up-coming public health scientists with the desire to contribute to the poor and increasingly deteriorating public health situation in African countries where there is a paucity of well trained public health workers and most of whom cannot afford the high cost of public health training abroad.
D. O. - GAMBIA - Paediatrician, Medical research unit
I have been selected for the position of Nutrition Specialist with UNICEF. I must acknowledge the immense role PU-MMU played in enhancing my learning and skills. I am ever so grateful to all my tutors for guiding me throughout, and to the student support, helpdesk and IT teams for the backup support.