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The DrPH programme is intended for leaders and future leaders in public health practice. They face the particular challenge of understanding and adapting scientific knowledge in order to achieve health gain and results. To do this, they need to be equipped with the skills crucial for leadership roles in public health policy and practice rather than in research. The DrPH is a unique course in that respect, nevertheless the intellectual and academic standards of the DrPH are as high as that of the PhD. Entry criteria for the DrPH are the same as for the PhD except that relevant experience in public health management andor leadership is required. The rigour and volume of the work are doctoral level, and appropriate to the personal development of senior public health professionals. The DrPH has three main components, each of which contributes to the award of the degree: - A taught component - A Professional Attachment and report giving the opportunity of reflecting on public health practice in the real world - A research project leading to the production of a thesis Opportunities for DrPH training are available in all the School's departments.

The DrPH programme is intended for leaders and future leaders in public health practice. They face the particular challenge of understanding and adapting scientific knowledge in order to achieve health gain and results. To do this, they need to be equipped with the skills crucial for leadership roles in public health policy and practice rather than in research. The DrPH is a unique course in...

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