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Short Courses & Distance Learning

Increasingly, professionals in the health care field in low and middle income countries need to have a firm understanding of emerging issues.

All our modules may be accessed as discrete short courses by students meeting the MSc admissions requirements, and (where relevant) our pre-requisites. Applicants are initially registered as 'associate students'.

Participants of the professional development courses will receive a certificate of attendance from the Institute. However, participants wishing to gain an award may register for a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The modules are then taken for credit on a part-time basis each year. A PGCert requires 60 credits and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) requires 120 credits. If you do a dissertation in addition to the short courses, you will gain 180 credits.

If you register for an award, you can have up to 4 years for a PG Cert, 5 years for a PG Dip and 7 years for a MSc to complete in part-time mode.

For our distance learning courses, easy access to broadband internet and a computer is required.

QMU Edinburgh, Campus

Classes are held at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh campus which students will find charming and relaxing (www.qmu.ac.uk).

Edinburgh - the perfect place to study. Scotland's capital, is amongst one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It blends impressive architecture and a rich history and culture with a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Campus, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

 

ALL THE DATES SHOWN BELOW ARE TO BE CONFIRMED AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION.

Short courses and module descriptors - Semester 1: (September - November 2016)

Module Name

Module Descriptor

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Global Public Health

12 September - 13 October 2016

NM305

Global Health and Social Policy

13 September - 13 October 2016

Suzanne Fustukian

NM265

Researching Global Health and Development

24 October - 23 November 2016

NM264

Health Systems

25 October - 24 November 2016

NM217

Short courses and module descriptors - Semester 2: (January - April 2017)

Module Name

Module Descriptor

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Social Development Policy and Practice

17 January - 16 February 2017

Suzanne Fustukian

NM172

Gender, Health and Development

17 January - 16 February 2017

Oonagh O’Brien

NM112

Global Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing

16 January - 15 February 2017

NM306

Qualitative Research Methods

16 January - 20 March 2017

NM303

Strengthening Health and Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

27 February - 30 March 2017

Suzanne Fustukian

NM301

Sexual and Reproductive Health

28 February - 31 March 2017

NM198

THE MODULES BELOW ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE STUDENTS STUDYING ON THE ERASMUS+ SUPPORTED MSc IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Project Design and Management by Distance Learning

13 February - 17 March 2017

NM309

Research Design and Proposal Writing by Distance Learning

Dates TBC

TBC
NM273

 

Short courses and module descriptors - Semester 3: (April - August 2017)

Module Name

Module Descriptor

Module Co-ordinator

Code

Dissertation
NM176

Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations by Distance Learning

Dates TBC

NM270

 

Note: All assignments for above modules are required to be submitted 3 weeks after the final lecture. Also note that although some of these courses have similar dates, you can take more than one course as lectures are either in morning or afternoon - no lectures run at the same time.

Short Course Fees

How to Apply

Courses will run subject to availability - contact us for details.

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