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Applicants for Autumn 2013
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Programmes and courses at Malmö University
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The Master´s Programme in public health aims to help the students acquire multidisciplinary knowledge about public health, public health problems and public health work, nationally and globally.
The education prepares the student for further research studies in public health and for qualified tasks in public health work.The education is multidisciplinary and is offered by Faculty of Health and Society, International Migration and Ethnic Relations and Sport Sciences, in cooperation.
Elective courses such as:
Global Health, Globalization and Global Ethics
Physical Activity, Sports and Public Health
The aim of the programme is to provide a deeper understanding of the theories and methods applicable in public health and to improve scientific knowledge for public health workers, health planners, community health organisers, health directors, health educators and for research in the public health area.
Earlier studies: Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy, University of Health Sciences, Punjab. Started the master’s programme in Malmö autumn 2010 and is now completing her master’s thesis.
Why did you choose this programme?
- After my bachelor, I was working as a physiotherapist at a hospital, with for example the rehabilitation of stroke patients. I am more of an academic person and looked for ways to be able to start a research career within the field of health.
How do you like the studies?
- I love it! Public health is a really interesting field and the teachers are all very helpful. We have had much contact with the current research within public health science, both from our teachers and guest lecturers. I have discovered that I am very interested in the theories around health. My thesis is about the health conditions for Pakistani immigrant women in Malmö. It is a qualitative study in which I interviewed Pakistani immigrant women who are living in Malmoe. My main aim of the study was to understand their living conditions and their health status and that in what ways their health has been affected since they came here in Sweden.
What do you think of Malmö University and the city of Malmö?
- I like the campus, especially the Faculty of Health and Society’s building at the hospital area, where we have our classes. I felt immediately at home here in Sweden and Malmö, I don’t know why! I have been in other European countries, but that's not the same. And I think that it’s clean and beautiful in Sweden and Malmö is a multiethnic society where you meet people from all over the world. But it's hard to get a good work beside the studies, I would have liked that.
Which is your best advice for students interested in the programme?
- Try hard from the beginning to learn as much as you can and be patient till the end of the program as in the end you will definitely see yourself at solid grounds. Be prepared for that the programme will certainly broaden your perspective on things. Try to learn some Swedish and to understand the Swedish culture and system. And don’t forget to interact with other people.
Lives and works in Heidelberg, Germany at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ - Heidelberg, Germany) in the Division of Preventive Oncology.
Student at Public Health, Master’s Programme Aug 2008-June 2010
Earlier studies: Studies in Sports Science, Sport in prevention and rehabilitation and Educating Science at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Why did you choose the Programme in Public Health at Malmö University?
“Because the courses looked very interesting and appealing, and the whole program was not specific but broadly oriented. The broad orientation in Malmö helped me to get a good overview of the topic and its multidisciplinarity helped to get to know many different perspectives. After that it was easier to decide where to go”.
Which specific way did you take?
“I wrote my Master’s Thesis about sports injuries among German children and adolescents. I have always been very interested in how physical activity can improve health and also on how to prevent certain diseases with the right amount of physical activity”.
What was your greatest challenge with the stay in Malmö?
“Most challenging was the experience as an immigrant and with that to organize life with all its troubles, like getting a bank account, or to find out how health insurance works in another country.”
What was the greatest fun?
“To meet all these different people from all these different countries, and of course to get to know such a beautiful country - and to have the opportunity to live there. I really had a good time in Malmö!”
Which is your best advice to prospective students?
“Between all the books you'll have to read, find enough time to enjoy this beautiful country!”
The programme was established 22 November 2006.
This programme syllabus (version 4) was approved 06 March 2012 by the Faculty Board of Health and Society.
The syllabus is valid from 03 September 2012. Replacement for programme syllabus ratified 06 November 2008.