MSc in Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Online learning in Global Health and Infectious Disease

The Global Health and Infectious Diseases postgraduate programme brings together a diverse community of online learners with transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address regional and global health challenges related to infectious diseases.

In the past few decades there has been almost one new disease emerging each year and more than 75 per cent of these diseases derive from zoonotic origins. There is now more demand for investment and research to help us manage these diseases better.

This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.

This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.

The programme draws upon the parallels that exist between these diseases, learning from the challenges that exist and aiming to connect individuals to lay the foundations for a global community of practice. Our aim is to provide advanced qualifications for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel. The course is designed to instruct students in the practice of formulating and implementing strategies and programmes aimed at renewing and strengthening scientific knowledge development and building human capital.

Our online learning system lets you work entirely from your home location while still earning your salary. This can enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Learning objectives

On successful completion of the The Global Health and Infectious Diseases MSc a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate extensive detailed critical knowledge in global health and infectious diseases informed by evidence based learning. 
  2. Apply knowledge, skills, understanding and research in a wide and often unpredictable variety of global health contexts. 
  3. Develop and evaluate original and creative solutions to problems and issues faced in response to the infectious disease challenges in global health.
  4. Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.
  5. Work in peer relationships to critically reflect on relevant experiences and build on and address these within a scientific context.

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