Public Health - MSc / PgCert / PgDip

Attendance:
MSc - Full Time, Part Time
PgCert - Full Time
PgDip - Full Time, Part Time
Starting:
September 2018
Campus:
Fees:
£5,900 for UK/EU Full Time 2018 entry (view all fees)
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Public health research and practice is at the heart of tackling many of the world’s current threats to health. If have experience and a degree in Public Health or Health Promotion, this MSc Public Health course could enhance your career prospects, enabling you to progress on to senior roles at either operational, policy or commissioning level in a wide range of areas.

What's covered in the course?

This course aims to enable you to become a leader and change agent, developing the knowledge and skills needed to work within this new multi-disciplinary public health landscape.

You will advance your public health knowledge, skills and approach to teamwork, multi-agency collaboration and community partnerships throughout the modules on this course and critically evaluate strategies to improve public health outcomes. These skills are increasingly relevant for the public health workforce who may be located within a variety of settings including the local authority, the NHS, the voluntary or the private sector.

You will be taught by highly experienced tutors who come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including, research and policy, health psychology, epidemiology, sociology of health, health policy, health economics and leadership. You will also experience guest lectures from visiting relevant professionals from organisations such as Public Health England, the Faculty of Public Health, the voluntary sector and local government.

This is a heavily practice-based course, with excellent links to employers in the field of public health, for example, local government, Public Health England and a variety of voluntary organisations. 

Your peers on the course will be from various public health backgrounds, degree topics, and cultural and national experiences.  These previous experiences, along with the knowledge gained through the programme, are used to inform real-world scenario discussions and enhance problem-solving abilities. 

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of public health related jobs, including:

  • Public health practitioner
  • Health promotion advisor
  • Health trainer and training coordinator
  • Community development and community outreach worker
  • Health information officer
  • Youth worker
  • Drug and alcohol team and project worker
  • Health researcher.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have been recognised for our research projects - positively impacting on local policy and practice innovation e.g. through the Be Active campaign; and sexual health research within the Somali community.  Our involvement in the ‘Promoting Health and Wellbeing’ research cluster has been highlighted by a previous re-validation panel as an example of good practice and innovation
  • You can study at our brand new £41 million City South Campus with access to cutting-edge facilities to support your learning and development
  • This course has been developed in alignment with the Public Health Knowledge and Skills Framework (PHKSF, 2016) and the UK National Occupational Standards for Public Health.
  • Our tutors are highly valued by leaders in Public Health practice.  David Kidney, Executive Director of the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR), commented in April 2016 that “UKPHR regards BCU as a significant partner organisation … You provide assessors [for the UKPHR] … you deliver the education & training support for our West Midlands practitioner registration scheme and you are always willing to provide us with advice at a strategic level when we request it”
  • The course is flexible and responsive and offers lots of opportunities for future development.  The dissertation module allows you to choose a topic of study that you want to broaden your knowledge in, advancing your career and opening up new opportunities
  • You will have the opportunity to present your work at the University Faculty conference and at other relevant conferences
  • You can choose to work with undergraduate Public Health students to help develop the next generation of the Public Health workforce
  • We are committed to continued diversity and equality in the classroom has been highlighted as good practice and innovation in our courses - we have students from across the globe, as well as students of a variety of ages and abilities
  • We have an international reputation – we host a series of events to rewrite the world-renowned Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (World Health Organisation) as the UK Charter
  • A previous student have said that we are ‘the perfect course for those with the ambition to become future Public Health leaders.’

Where will I learn?

The course teaching takes place at our brand new £41 million City South Campus, located in Edgbaston just five minutes outside of Birmingham. This learning environment is complete with state-of-the-art facilities to promote your learning and development at every stage of this course.

This course is open to International students

New £10,280 postgraduate loans

You may be able to take advantage of the government’s plans to make loans of up to £10,280 available for postgraduate study.

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Entry Requirements

UK students
Essential

An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a subject associated with or of relevance to public health

Current or recent experience of working in a public health or health promotion role or capacity. (This may be as your main role or as an aspect of your role. It may also be in a paid or voluntary capacity and as a professional or non-professional)

International students should additionally have an English Language qualification (IELTS 6.5 or above).

Applicants without a first degree but with professional qualifications and relevant work experience will be consider for the course on an individual basis.

 

For students who do not meet this criterion, or for students who would like some preparative study, please contact Personal Development Department for more information on 0121 331 7011.

International students
Essential

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

If you do not currently have a score of 6.5, our Personal Development Department will be able to help. We offer aprogrammethat may be suitable.

Useful information

All applicants are asked to supply a personal statement identifying their experience and/or knowledge and understanding of public health together with their reasons for application to the programme.

In addition an academic reference should be supplied preferably from an academic who has taught you in the last few years. If this is not possible, a professional reference is required.

Students may be asked to an informal interview, depending on their application information.

We normally operate a cut-off date for applications of the end of August. However, late applications may be considered, if places are still available.

International Students

Entry requirements here

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MSc Sep 2018 FT 1 year £5,900
PT 3 years £656 per module
PgCert Sep 2018 FT 1 year £656 per module
PgDip Sep 2018 FT 1 year £656 per module
PT 2 years £656 per module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MSc Sep 2018 FT 1 year £12,000
PgDip Sep 2018 FT 33 weeks £12,000

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our pdf application form instead.

Online application and enrolment process
  1. Complete an online application form via the link. The form requires you to submit a completed authorised funding form which must be uploaded with the application. Alternatively, you can download a hard copy application form.
  2. When your submitted application form has been processed and approved, details of the module and enrolment details will be sent to the email address stated on your application form.
  3. You will be sent an email asking you to complete your online pre-enrolment. This must be completed before you enrol.
  4. Without proof of funding, you will not be able to complete your enrolment/receive online pre-enrolment email.  The funding form must be received within four weeks of the enrolment date; otherwise you will be withdrawn from the course.

Please submit your application as early as possible. We aim to give you a decision within two weeks of receiving your application. Please note that NHS Trust application deadlines may differ from our own and you should check with your NHS Trust training/education contact for confirmation of their deadlines.

Please ensure that you include full details of your qualifications and relevant work experience as part of your application.

Method of payment

The method of payment of your course fees will differ depending on whether you are a self-funding, sponsored or contracted/commissioned applicant. Definitions are provided below and you must choose the appropriate option when prompted. If you are unsure which funding method applies to you please consult your training/education contact in your NHS Trust prior to applying:

1) Self-funding

You are paying for the course and responsible for the fees.

Select 'Self Funded' when making your application.

2) Sponsored

Course fees are paid directly by the employer/NHS Trust which means we invoice your employer/NHS Trust to obtain payment.

To apply for this course you must download and complete the CPD Sponsorship Agreement Form, and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Sponsored (eg employer, NHS Trust, charity)’ when making your application’.

Download Financial Support Form Instructions

3) Contracted/Commissioned

The NHS Trust agrees with HE West Midlands for your course fees to be paid directly to the University from funds managed by HE West Midlands for pre-agreed programmes.

To apply for this course you must obtain a contracted/commissioned financial support form from your Trust contact and upload the completed form and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Funded by HE West Midlands (Contracted/Commissioned)’ when making your application.

Personal statement

UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Your passion and motivations

Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?

Why this course?

Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.

What makes you a good postgraduate candidate?

Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

Relevant academic or work experience

Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

Get more information on writing personal statements

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*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.

Additional costs

We offer a wide range of professionally accredited and vocational courses that require the purchase of, among other things, uniforms, equipment, subscriptions, professional body memberships and DBS checks, and may require you to pay to attend conferences or participate in placements.

The link below provides our estimate of the possible costs associated with key activities on specific courses. Please bear in mind that these are only estimates of costs based on past student experience and feedback. The actual costs to you could vary considerably (either greater or lower than these estimates) depending on your choices as you progress through the course. We set out where we can, based on experience, where these indicative costs are for activities that are optional or compulsory.

All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

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This course is available part-time

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Year one

Year one students attend university all day Friday, whilst year two students attend on Wednesdays.

You will receive detailed timetables during your induction in term one.

At the end of year one, Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health will be awarded to students registered for this award.

Public Health Foundations: Models, Approaches and Practice (term one)
20 credits

Study of this module will enable you to gain an advanced understanding of the foundations of public health practice and its philosophical and professional dilemmas in preparation for the current challenges in public health, both nationally and internationally.

Global Context of Public health (term one)
10 credits

This module illuminates the challenges for global health and implications for public health practice. Inequalities that operate at a global level are highlighted to demonstrate health impacts. The social, economic, environmental and political processes that impact upon health and public health practices across the globe are addressed through the module.

This module explores public health practice through its detailed exploration of sociological, psychological and policy.  You will develop skills in planning, implementing and evaluating public health programmes and interventions in various settings including public health departments, local authorities, the third sector, academic institutes, research organisations and community organisations at local, national and global level.

Public health in a social context: People, places and policy (term two)
20 credits

On this module, you will develop an appreciation of the individual, social, environmental and political factors that influence public health. You will explore the sociological, psychological and policy aspects of health, public health and health inequalities.

Leadership for health and social care (term two)
20 credits

Leaders in public health practice are required to provide strong and strategic leadership for organisations while being held accountable to those organisations and commissioners for national and local targets. This Module explores issues of evidence, effectiveness, accountability, theoretical and practice based integrity, reflective practice and ethical professional behaviour in leadership and management.

Year two

Public Health from Health Protection to Community Development (term three)
20 credits

This module will examine in detail examples of applied public health and health promotion work including mental health and wellbeing. The aim is to explore a Public Health journey through a range of approaches from protecting the public’s health to working with and alongside communities. 

Research Methods and Evaluation for Public Health (term three)
20 credits

This module is designed to equip you with the ability to critically evaluate public health research and interventions, as well as the ability to design your own research based on sound public health knowledge and ethical practice. The module is also designed to increase critical understanding of research designs in a public health context.

Epidemiology (term four)
10 credits

This module examines how local, national and international health data is identified and measured in public health programme and intervention. You will enhance your critical understanding of the key concepts and sources of epidemiological data and its role in public health.

MSc Research Dissertation (term four)
60 credits

This quadruple module forms the final bridge between an award of a Postgraduate Diploma and the award of an MSc. This provides you with an opportunity to channel and focus the skills you’ve learnt on a specific area of public health practice or theory. This is achieved via a substantial task of independent learning, with support from a designated supervisor. The dissertation may be up to 20,000 words in length.

Course structure

We approach learning and teaching on the programme as a cooperative process.  We employ a variety of methods, which include, as well as go beyond, lecturing.  We also place a high value on blended learning (part of the learning experience takes place through digital and online media, which gives you some control over time and place for the learning) problem-based learning (you have the opportunity to learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem – this mimics real-life situations where multiple/complex answers are commonplace), and interdisciplinary learning (this includes opportunities to integrate various ‘traditional’ subject areas to find more comprehensive solutions to problems).  Our strategy includes directing you to relevant literature for module session topics for pre-session learning so that we can then use the in-class time for active teaching and group learning methods (blended learning).  This allows us to synthesise the information and apply it to real-world examples (problem-based learning and interdisciplinary learning). 

The course is set up to support continuous learning throughout the programme of study.  This means that we want to support you from the beginning of your time with us at BCU through the programme and eventually to having the tools to continue the life-long learning process after your time at BCU.  We want to make the transition into postgraduate learning as smooth as possible.  You will find that critical appraisal of ideas, practices and literature are at the forefront of study on our programme.  Not only do the weekly in-class and independent learning activities focus on developing these skills, we also work with the university librarians and the Personal Development Department to make sure that you have opportunities to expand your understanding of the differences between learning, teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and are equipped to embrace study at this level.

Module sessions are set up to have pre-session activities and/or reading, and post-session activities and/or reading.  These introduce and summarise the learning that takes place in the classroom.  The module tutors direct you to the information and activities that will act as the foundation knowledge for the discussions and activities that take place in the classroom.  These are then followed up with exercises and reading to help you make sense of the information, reflecting on how it fits within your previous knowledge and experiences. Directed learning can involve video lectures, reading supported by quizzes, links to external websites, reviewing lecturer’s hand-outs, guided reading for peer reading groups, student/staff online forum discussions, etc.  Face-to-face or “scheduled” sessions focus on activities to help you deepen your understanding of the knowledge delivered online.   

Student stories Sansanee Chanthasukh

My course offered various means of teaching, along with great support offered by the tutors and staff. The support was better than I expected because all the staff were pleased to help whenever you needed.

Birmingham City University has a great team in the Learning Centre who offered great support and advice. The atmosphere around the University is very friendly and I loved studying in Birmingham, apart from the heavy traffic.

Enhancing employability skills

The course will enhance your career prospects, enabling you to progress onto more senior public health roles at either operational, policy or commissioning level. The transferrable nature of the course also means you could move into a management or research post.

Past graduates include a number of people now working in prominent roles regionally and nationally such as; National Mental Health Promotion Lead, Regional Commissioning Manager, Consultant in Public Health and Director of Public Health.

Get further information on the wide variety of careers available.

Awards and Credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate Public Health awarded on the successful completion of 60 credits* at level 7. The duration of this award is one academic year

  • Postgraduate Diploma Public Health awarded on the successful completion of 120 credits at level 7. The duration of this award is two academic years for part time students and one academic year for full time students.

  • MSc Public Health awarded after the successful completion of the modules comprising the postgraduate diploma (120 credits at level 7) plus successful completion of the MSc dissertation (60 credits at level 7). The length of this course is three academic years for part time students and one calendar year for full time students.

NB. Regarding Postgraduate Certificate*

The successful completion of an acceptable combination of 60 credits at level 7 allows you to receive an award of Postgraduate Certificate.

An acceptable combination is a total of 60 credits to include successful completion of either:

  • Public Health Foundations: Models, Approaches and Practice
    or
  • Public Health from Health Protection to Community Development

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Graduate jobs

The course will enhance your career prospects, enabling you to progress onto more senior public health roles at either operational, policy or commissioning level. The transferrable nature of the course also means you could move into a management or research post.

  • Public health practitioner
  • Health promotion advisor
  • Health trainer and training coordinator
  • Community development and community outreach worker
  • Health information officer
  • Youth worker
  • Drug and alcohol team and project worker
  • Health researcher.

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

We boast up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across.

These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Virtual Case Creator

For pre-registration midwives, Virtual Case Creator software contains a range of scenarios to let you experience birthing situations and decide on appropriate interventions in a safe environment.

Hospital Ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Biomedical Laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

You will have access to all of the University’s libraries, including the main Kenrick Library on the City North Campus, which is open for almost 90 hours a week and holds more than 320,000 books, 2,000 print journals and carries more than 4,000 electronic journals online.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Dr Kate Thomson

Associate Professor

Dr Kate Thomson is Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees for Health and leads on all aspects of recruitment, oversight and student experience for PhD (Health). She is also a member of the Public Health & Therapies department. 

Kate completed her postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham with a PhD on learning disability services and welfare development in Russia. She has more than 15 years’ experience of teaching health policy, sociological aspects of health and research skills at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-qualifying levels. Her main interests lie in health and welfare systems, global health and sociological public health. 

Lynda Stobert

Senior Lecturer MSc Public Health

Lynda Stobert is the Programme Director to the MSc Public Health Programme and is also the module lead for the Social Science and Public Health module delivered on the course. She has extensive experience in teaching healthcare and public health students across a range of modules related to the sociology of health and illness, the sociology of the body and health inequalities.

She is an experienced qualitative researcher and has recently contributed to a HTA-funded study in women’s healthcare (qualitative arm of the study concerned with women’s experiences).

She is a part of the team that will also deliver a BSc Public Health from September 2013.

Lynda is a member of the British Sociological association and is also an assessor with the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR).

Aldo Mussi

Tutor, Health Promotion / Public Health

Aldo trained in Earth sciences and social sciences, and has been a qualified teacher for over 25 years. He has worked in industry, education and as a VSO in Malawi, before spending 12 years in the NHS in various health promotion/public health teams. His particular interests are in Community Development and Sustainable Development.

For the last 10 years he has applied his experience to teaching BSc and MSc students here at BCU. Aldo is an Assessor for the West Midlands pilot of the UK Public Health Register for practitioners, and continues his involvement in health promotion/public health practice via his voluntary activities.

Professor Fatemeh Rabiee-Khan

Professor of Public Health Promotion

Prof Fatemeh Rabiee is an academic and practitioner in Public Health Nutrition and Health Promotion. She has extensive experience of teaching and initiating, managing and implementing a number of applied research and evaluation projects in the broad area of public health and social care in the UK, Iran and the Netherlands, using a range of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. She also works with various non-government organisations in the UK.

Fatemeh contributes as a chair and key note speaker to a number of international conferences in the broad area of public health.

Dr Anne Robbins

Senior Lecturer, Public Health

Anne's background is in public health and health promotion, on research based projects at a local, regional and national level. This has been within the NHS, Local Authorities, BBC and National Charities.

She has undertaken a wide range of research and consultancy appointments on health promotion and public health which have focused on qualitative research and multiagency collaboration. Key areas of interest include communication and community engagement.

Olatunde Aremu

Dr Olatunde Aremu

Lecturer in Health Economics and Management, and Enterprise Lead, Public Health and Therapies

Dr. Aremu specialises in Health Economics and Management and Population health. Dr. Aremu completed doctoral training at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He has more than 15 years’ of experience spanning MedTech consulting, Public Health, clinical practice and academia. Dr. Aremu has held a couple of postdoctoral academic research fellowships and lectureship positions. During these periods,  he worked across a range of funded research and commissioned reports both as a co-investigator and grant holder. Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Aremu was the European Lead, Evidence Generation - HEOR Medical Device and invitro diagnostics for a globally renowned Consulting firm.  

Dr Fouad Berrahou

Dr Fouad Berrahou

Senior Lecturer (subject lead), Health Leadership and Management

Dr Fouad Berrahou joined the University in 2014 as Subject Lead in Health Leadership and Management and Programme Director for the online MBA in Health.

In 2010, founded a start-up company, Founouvel Informatics, Inc., in Oran, Algeria and directed the development and testing of an intuitive and integrated electronic health records (EHR) system for single and multi-site medical practices.

Dr Berrahou began his career as a Health Planner in 1993 with the Texas Department of Health and was promoted to several different managerial positions within the Department. In 2003, he became a member of the leadership and management team as the Director of Maternal and Child Health Services, including children with special health care needs, for the State of Texas. Dr Berrahou brings to his post practical experience in ensuring that members of the healthcare workforce are equipped with the leadership and management talent to match the increased complexity of the healthcare environment.

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Dr Angela Hewett PhD, CPsychol

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology/Programme Lead MSc Public Health

Angela specialises in health psychology and has a keen interest in gender and health. She is particularly interested in women’s reproductive health psychology. She also has experience of working in practice as a Health Promotion Coordinator, with a focus on mental health promotion.

Angela is interested in differences in various indicators of health and wellbeing across cultures, and has researched in Norway, the United States, Canada and the UK.

Dr Barbara Howard Hunt

Senior Lecturer / Academic Development Coordinator

Barbara has a background in qualitative and mixed methods research focusing specifically on service evaluation and the lived experience of individuals especially those affected by adversities or traumatic events. She also has a particular interest in personal development, specifically academic development and has tutored for both the Open University and the Royal College of Nursing on distance learning programmes.

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