MPH Master of Public Health (Dental Public Health) / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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You will collaborate online with colleagues from across the world to explore practical, evidence-based approaches to care, prevention and planning services. No prior detailed knowledge of dentistry, the NHS or service planning is assumed.
Contemporary public health practice requires practitioners to be adaptable and flexible, with a broad experience of a range of subject areas.
As public health is a rapidly changing and interdisciplinary field, our programme is constantly evolving with new course units and topics being introduced regularly to ensure that you are at the forefront of contemporary public health practice. We also have additional learning opportunities through our research and CPD programme that deal with the hot topics in public health and primary care.
This course will equip you with:
- the skills and knowledge to apply to public health concerns at local, national and international level;
- the ability to apply relevant theory and scientific principles to practical situations;
- the capability of meeting core-competencies in public health.
You can see what our Student Ambassadors have to say about our MPH course and contact them with any questions.
PGCert, PGDip and MPH awards are available.
PhD with integrated master's
If you're planning to undertake a PhD after your master's, our Integrated PhD programme will enable you to combine your postgraduate taught course with a related PhD project in biology, medicine or health.You can also visit this page for examples of projects related to integrated master's courses.
You will be taught by professionals working in the field of local, national and international public health. There is an emphasis on applying your learning to real life public health issues.
All of the course content is delivered online, enabling you to fit study around other commitments. If possible, a face-to-face induction is held in Manchester at the start of the course, but attendance is not compulsory. There are both fully online and blended options, where face-to-face sessions are planned.
Learn with students from around the world
You will be able to mix with students from a range of disciplines from all over the world. We have over 1,500 alumni from more than 80 countries.
Additional course information
Face-to-face induction (If possible)
A face-to-face induction is normally held at the University at the beginning of the academic year.
The course is designed to introduce you to the content and technology used throughout the programme. It is also an opportunity for you to meet academic and support staff.
You are encouraged to attend the face-to-face induction when it is running, and many students find it very beneficial.
However, due to the international nature of our programmes, attendance is not compulsory and an online induction is also offered.
The face-to-face induction includes:
- an introduction to the course units
- an opportunity to meet tutors and administrators
- an introduction to the online learning environment
- an introduction to the library and e-resources at Manchester
- an opportunity to present your work and hear about work undertaken by other students
You will be required to provide your own transport and accommodation for the face-to-face induction.
Confirmation of attendance on the face-to-face induction will be sought once you have applied for the course.
Our online induction will offer a similar programme to the face-to-face induction but will be delivered entirely online. Attendance is not compulsory but the induction can help to introduce you to the programme, the team and provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Teaching and learning
Some course units require your participation throughout, and some of the optional units are blended, which require a mandatory face-to-face element. Please check whether your chosen course unit includes any face-to-face teaching days, as this is clearly stated in the Course Unit Overview.
If you areunable to attend a face-to-face component due to mitigating circumstances, you may be permitted to repeat this unit in a subsequent year. However, if you are unable to attend the face-to-face sessions, please do not choose one of the blended units. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this is likely to be a problem.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
In addition to the compulsory course units, you need to choose other units depending on the award you are studying for:
- PG Dip students must choose four other course units available from the MPH
- MPH students must choose four other course units available from the MPH plus the dissertation, or six other course units from the MPH plus the critical review.
If completing the MPH through the dissertation route, you will be able to choose from a range of dissertation modules designed to cater for different work situations and interests. The master's dissertation is a focused, critical and reflective body of writing that seeks to add to the understanding of a particular problem or question. It is an opportunity to expand knowledge and expertise in an area of study, through in-depth, critical and reflective thinking, relevant to the focus of the dissertation.
If completing the MPH through the critical review route, you will have the opportunity to conduct a detailed critical reflection and evidence based review relating to a public health question or topic. It shares some similarities to the preliminary sections of a dissertation, but with a smaller word count. If choosing this option, you will be required to take 10 course units in addition to the Critical Review.
A dissertation/critical review supervisor will be allocated based on the topic you would like to investigate.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Evidence Based Practice||POPH60041||15||Mandatory|
|Practical Statistics for Population Health||POPH60982||15||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Epidemiology||POPH60991||15||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Public Health||POPH60001||15||Optional|
|Health Promotion Theory & Methods||POPH60021||15||Optional|
|Creating Equitable Services for Health and Wellbeing||POPH60062||15||Optional|
|Working with Communities||POPH60072||15||Optional|
|Economic Evaluation in Healthcare||POPH60092||15||Optional|
|Communicable Disease Control||POPH62051||15||Optional|
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What our students say
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We offer a number of our units as standalone credited CPD courses through our Personal Professional Development programme in public health and primary care.