Public Health, Master's Programme

This programme is not offered.

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Summary

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.
It is multidisciplinary and aims 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.

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor´s degree, consisting of 180 credits (hp), or equivalent in the academic areas of social, political or behavioral science, medical science or other sciences and disciplines relevant to public health.
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2012

Programme Code:
VAPUH revision 4
Swedish name:
Public Health, Master's Programme
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
22 November 2006
Date of ratification:
06 March 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Health and Society
Enforcement date:
03 September 2012
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
06 November 2008

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor´s degree, consisting of 180 credits (hp), or equivalent in the academic areas of social, political or behavioral science, medical science or other sciences and disciplines relevant to public health.
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.

Organisation

The education is interdisciplinary and consists of 120 credits. It is carried out jointly by the Faculty of Health and Society, the School of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) and the Department of Sports Science at the School of Teacher Education. The objective of the education is for the student to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge within the area of public health, nationally as well as internationally. The education encompasses 10 courses within the areas of public health and social science and it is concluded by a thesis consisting of 30 credits. The education prepares the student for research within the public health area and for other qualified assignments. The education is in English. All the courses included in the education programme may also be applied for separately.

Overview

Term 1
Public health and health promotion, 7,5 hp FM611E
Determinants of health, 7,5 hp FM612E
Health communication, health education and empowerment, 15 hp, FM613E

Term 2
The Philosophy and Ethics of Public Health, 7,5 hp FM621E
Health and Diversity, 7,5 hp FM622E
Eligible course, 15 hp as
Global Health, Globalization and Global Ethics, 7,5 hp FM623E
Physical Activity, Sports and Public Health, 7,5 hp or other courses.

Term 3
Theory of Science and Methodology, 7,5 hp FM631E
Statistics and Epidemiology, 15 hp, FM633E
Qualitative research methods, 7,5 hp FM632E

Term 4
Master degree thesis, 30 hp FM641E

Acceptance of courses within the master’s degree
The acceptance of courses within the master’s degree is tested in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 6, sections 6-8 (1993:100) as of January 1, 2007.

Access to the subsequent course
The courses must be taken in the order indicated in the course overview. In order to have access to the following study year a minimum of 45 credits from the preceding study year (or corresponding knowledge) is required.

Examination
Examination takes place in accordance with the description in the relevant course plan.

The right to re-examination
A student who has failed an examination for a certain course or part of a course will be granted at least two re-examinations within the framework of the course on which the student is registered. In addition, the student is entitled to be examined on the same course when the course runs again. If a course has been removed, or if it has undergone major changes, the student is entitled to two re-examinations based on the course plan that obtained at the time of their course registration, within a year of the changes. Examination and re-examination will take place as indicated in the study guide.

Grades
The course content is graded as follows:
A - Excellent
B - Very Good
C - Good
D - Satisfactory
E - Pass
U - Fail

Content

Course list:

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for education at an advanced level
Chapter 1, section 9, in the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) as of January 1, 2007.

Education at an advanced level shall mean a deepening of knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to education at a basic level and shall, in addition to what is required at the basic level,
- further develop the students’ ability to integrate and use knowledge in an independent way,
- develop the students’ ability to handle complex phenomena, questions and situations, and
- develop the students’ qualifications for advanced professional activities or for research and development work.

Learning outcomes for a master’s degree in public health
The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) as of January 1, 2007.

Knowledge and understanding
For a master’s degree in public health the student shall
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding, with an interdisciplinary foundation, in the area of public health, nationally and internationally,
- demonstrate deepened knowledge of methods in the public health area, and
- demonstrate deepened knowledge of ethical theories and principles and scientific methods relevant to the public health area.

Skills and abilities
In order to obtain a master’s degree in public health the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to analyse and integrate knowledge about the biological, psychological and social determinants of health,
- demonstrate the ability to analyse as well as assess and handle phenomena and questions such as inequalities in health and their causes, and
- demonstrate such skills as are required for the participation in research and development work or in qualified professional work within the public health area.

Evaluation capacity and attitude
For a master’s degree in public health the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to critically scrutinise the health development in society and the public health work that is pursued,
- demonstrate insight into the disciplines, theories and models that describe and explain the health problems in society, as well as insight into the practical applications of health work, and
- demonstrate an ability to identify their own need of further knowledge and to take responsibility for the development of their knowledge.

Thesis
For a master’s degree the student shall, within the framework of the course requirements, have completed a thesis totalling at least 30 credits within the public health area. The thesis may consist of 15 credits, if the student has already written a thesis of at least 15 credits at an advanced level in public health or in a corresponding education abroad.

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master’s degree.
On completion of the programme the requirements for a master’s degree in public health are fulfilled. Malmö University issues degree certificates on application. In the degree certificate it says Master degree (two years) of Science in Public Health

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Health and Society at the department Health and Welfare.

Further information

Åsa Nilsson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657589