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MSc International Health

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- describe and analyse current international health issues and concerns;
- describe and analyse policies, planning and processes, programmes, and practices that contribute to and hinder improvement in health;
- describe and analyse different health systems and programmes and their application to health problems;
- demonstrate coherent subject knowledge and appropriate professional competencies (including planning, programme management and critical analysis) in international contexts;
- analyse epidemiological, social, cultural, and gendered aspects of health in international contexts;
- analyse which population groups are at increased risk of poor health and be familiar with policies and programmes designed to reduce health inequalities;
- explore and gain an appreciation of inter-country, and regional differences in health and healthcare;
- apply principles and practices to different health care settings in order to gain transferable skills and proficiency;
- explain interactions between the developed and developing world with reference to health and health care;
- analyse and critique diverse source materials and deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the international health discipline;
- apply and critique approaches to research within international health;
- apply and critique methods used to assess and evaluate health programmes, and the tools to locate and understand additional international health information;
- synthesise subject knowledge and research skills to design and conduct an original research project;
- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

Transferable (key) skills

- Ability to travel and apply knowledge and skills in a future career in international health;
- Capacity to exercise own initiative and personal responsibility; and to work within a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural team;
- Ability to deploy decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations, in an international context;
- Ability to do a critical assessment of the published literature in a topic relevant to international health;
- Ability to undertake scholarly and appropriate international health research.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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