Postgraduate Taught

PgCert Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Our global health courses and modules are aimed at those who want to make a difference to the health of those in developing countries. We put a strong focus on the social aspects of health and on health systems strengthening from a people’s perspective.

The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) at QMU offers a range of awards which are aimed at those who wish to work in health policy and practice, particularly in low and middle income settings. Additionally, our courses will better prepare students to assist in improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world, whether that be overseas or locally in Scotland.

You will find case studies on students and graduates of this course at the foot of this page.

 

 

Why QMU?

  • A qualification in global health from QMU will enable you to have a strong understanding of current global health and development issues and will give you the tools to create positive change locally, nationally or internationally.
  • IGHD works directly with ministries of health, international and national organisations and local communities to develop real solutions to health and development problems.
  • IGHD’s work addresses the health and wellbeing of those in greatest need, whether that be vulnerable populations in Scotland or those living in low or middle income countries.
  • Our teaching and research expertise spans multiple aspects of global health and development. These range from health financing, and support to fragile and conflict affected settings to refugee integration and child protection.

Course Overview

The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) at QMU offers a range of awards which are aimed at those who wish to work in health policy and practice, particularly in low and middle income settings. Additionally, our courses will better prepare students to assist in improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world, whether that be overseas or locally in Scotland.

This PgCert is for people who have an interest in the complex policy and practice issues in diverse settings affected by conflict or countries emerging from conflict. Emphasis will be given to: the concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals; households and their interaction with health and social structures in the context of forced migration; the range of actors involved during the humanitarian crisis and transitional period; and the alternative approaches to psychosocial protection of individuals and communities. The objective is to identify the needs of diverse stakeholders and formulate effective and appropriate programmatic responses.

Exit awards

PgCert (60 credits)

Structure

To obtain a specific postgraduate award at QMU you must complete a number of credit bearing modules. This is a PgCert. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and examinations.

Teaching hours and attendance

Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your exact attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part time. Modules typically run over five weeks and involve two sessions of three hours in class each week. In addition, for each module students spend around 10-12 hours of each week on preparatory class work independently and with colleagues, including readings and exercises available on dedicated web-based learning platforms.

Modules

You will study a total of 60 credits, comprising the core modules:

  • Strengthening Health and Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected States
  • Independent Study module on a topic related to health in fragile and conflict-affected states
  • Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations.

You will select one 15 credit module from the list of classes available at IGHD, which is subject to student demand.

The modules listed here are correct at time of publication (Sept 2018) but are subject to change. In the event that modules do need to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to the students.

Please check this site for any updates.

Single modules for CPD

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact IGHD for more information.

Careers

Former IGHD students work in a variety of settings where a social development understanding informs approaches to health. Examples of positions filled by IGHD graduates include: Health Advisor for Save the Children UK, Senior Co-ordinator for International Operations with Partners in Health, Policy Development Officer in the Scottish NGO sector, Public Health Policy Workers for First Nation’s communities in Canada, humanitarian worker with Islamic Relief. Others have taken internships with organizations such as the WHO on graduation, while others have progressed to doctoral studies.

Links with industry/ professional bodies

Our work with a number of internationally recognised organisations and professional bodies helps shape the content of our courses. We have links with Health Systems Global, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network (MHPSS.net), Scottish International Development Alliance, Development Studies Association, Scottish Government, and Scottish Refugee Council, to name but a few.

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Application deadline

None

More information and contacts

Admissions or IGHD on tel: +44(0)131 474 0000

Scholarships

International applicants may apply for a competitive Commonwealth Scholarship.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2019/20 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

Course Overview

Delivery
At QMU. Some modules are available through online learning.
Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 – 7 years
Start Date
September 2019
January 2020
Study Abroad
No
School
Institute for Global Health and Development
Division
Fees & Funding

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