Master of Public Health (Managing Health Services)
Provided by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
About the course
This programme prepares students for leadership and equips them to assume an active role in and responsibilities for improving population health in a range of settings. It covers a wide breadth of contemporary issues in international public health and explores approaches to reducing health inequities by enhancing policy and practice based upon sound, evidence-based principles.
The programme gives graduates key transferable knowledge and skills in epidemiology, research methods and social science. The Managing Health Services stream provides additional knowledge and skills in leadership and management of health services. It has a specialist focus on the theories and methods for improving and managing health systems and human resources. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to enhance the effectiveness of health care organisations using quality and human resource management initiatives.
Following the taught component, students on this stream complete a research dissertation project on a topic relevant to the healthcare services leadership, planning and management, either overseas or locally, and could be desk based or field work. The programme is underpinned by LSTM’s mission to reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities. The programme has been developed around a series of Public Health competencies derived from the international reference points and mapped to these competencies (see Programme Specification). This stream has been developed using the Leadership Competencies for Healthcare Services Managers (2015).