Programme Specification

1.    Overview

Programme Title: Public Health
Director: Charalambos Gogos, Professor of Pathology, Medical School,
University of Patras, Director of Pathology Clinics in Patras, University Hospital
Vice-Director: Apostolos Vantarakis, Professor of Public Health, Medical School,
University of Patras
Teaching Institution: Medical School, University of Patras
Length of Programme – Full time 3 semesters (18 months)
Award Titles: Master’s of Public Health (90 ECTS)
Delivery Formats: The programme is taught in classes at the School of Medicine of
the University of Patras
Language of Study: Greek
Programme Description: The postgraduate programme in Public Health was
established in 2014 and was re-launched in 2018. Two directions have been
implemented in the Programme. The one is “Environment” and the other is “Social
and Preventive Medicine”.

2.    Educational aims of the programme

The aim of the programme is to provide high level postgraduate education to students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health of populations and the study of prevention.
The Programme aims in providing high level postgraduate education to students, with the necessary knowledge and skills in public health and prevention. The main objective of the M.Ph is to train graduates in the fields of planning, implementation and evaluation of Public Health programmes and actions. Other important subfields include environmental health, community health, public policy, mental health and occupational safety.

3.    Programme Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will be expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:
•    Provide Public Health Education to scientists who have completed their previous education and training, give them the opportunity to deal with Public Health.
•    Provide training tailored to the different candidate backgrounds and gives them the basis for future career opportunities in the Public Health field.
•    Obtain an important field of knowledge in Public Health.

4.    Teaching and Learning Strategy

The programme is taught through a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, small group seminars, practical, and collaboration in work-groups. All elements of the programme have specific learning objectives, with content designed to help students achieve these outcomes. Students are expected to learn through both directed and self-directed study.

5.    Programme Structure and features, modules, ECTS

  First Term Second Term
Direction I Environment
Second Term
Direction II
Preventive and Social Medicine
Third Term
Compulsory Modules  6 4 6 -
Recommended Modules 2 3 3 -
Dissertation     - - - 1
Total ECTS 30 30 30 30

First Semester

Compulsory Modules
PHA_01. Introduction to Environmental Health (5 ECTS)
PHA_02. Introduction in Health Promotion - Health Care - Preventive and Social Medicine (5 ECTS)
PHA_03. Introduction to Biostatistics (5 ECTS)
PHA_04. Introduction to Epidemiology (3 ECTS)
PHA_05. Introduction to Research Methodology (4 ECTS)
PHA_06. Seminars in Public Health (2 ECTS)
Recommended Modules
PHA_07. Statistics in Epidemiology: methods and applications (3 ECTS)
PHA_08. Epidemiology and its applications and Analytical Epidemiology (3 ECTS)
PHA_09. Special cases in Epidemiology (3 ECTS)
PHA_10. Health Law (3 ECTS)

Second Semester

Direction I Environment
Compulsory Modules

PHE_01. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (5 ECTS)
PHE_02. Environmental Microbiology (5 ECTS)
PHE_03. New Technologies in Environmental Health (3 ECTS)
PHE_04. Practical Work I (8 ECTS)
Recommended Modules
PHC_01. Occupational Health and Safety (3 ECTS)
PHC_02. Food Hygiene (3 ECTS)
PHC_03. Hospital-acquired Infections (3 ECTS)
PHC_04. Zoonoses/Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases (3 ECTS)
PHC_05. Health Economics (3 ECTS)
PHC_06. Research Methodology and case studies in Public Health (3 ECTS)
PHC_07. New Technologies and Social Medicine (3 ECTS)
PHC_08. Bioethics (3 ECTS)
PHC_09. How to write an essay (3 ECTS)

Direction II Preventive and Social Medicine
Compulsory Modules

PHP_01. Health Promotion and Health Care (3 ECTS)
PHP_02. Food and Health (2 ECTS)
PHP_03. World Public Health (2 ECTS)
PHP_04. Preventive and Social Medicine (3 ECTS)
PHP_05. Health Organizations Systems and Policies (3 ECTS)
PHP_06. Practical Work II (8 ECTS)
Recommended Modules
PHC_01. Occupational Health and Safety (3 ECTS)
PHC_02. Food Hygiene (3 ECTS)
PHC_03. Hospital-acquired Infections (3 ECTS)
PHC_04. Zoonoses/Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases (3 ECTS)
PHC_05. Health Economics (3 ECTS)
PHC_06. Research Methodology and case studies in Public Health (3 ECTS)
PHC_07. New Technologies and Social Medicine (3 ECTS)
PHC_08. Bioethics (3 ECTS)
PHC_09. How to write an essay (3 ECTS)

Third Semester
PHD_01. Dissertation (30 ECTS)

6.    Workshops

Public Health Workshops

7.    Information

MSc Public Health
Url: www.publichealth.med.upatras.gr
Tel.: +30 2610 969876, Fax: +30 2610 996875
e-mail: mscpubhealth@upatras.gr

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