Master of Science by Coursework in Global Health Science

  • 1. The Divisional Board of Medical Sciences will appoint for the supervision of the course an Organising Committee, which will have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

  • 2. The Organising Committee will appoint for each candidate an academic adviser.

  • 3. Each candidate must follow a course of study in Global Health Science for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable.

  • 4. Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

    • (i) A report of not more than 2,500 words on an analysis of a dataset based on a research question approved by the Examination Board and based on material studied in the Principles of Statistics and Principles of Epidemiology modules. Additionally, candidates must submit an annotated copy of the Stata code used for their analysis.

    • (ii) An essay of a maximum of 4,000 words  selected from a choice of essay titles approved by the Examination Board and based on the modules studied as set out in the Schedule.

    • (iii) A written examination paper relating to the Principles of Epidemiology, and the Principles of Statistics.

    • (iv) A written examination paper relating to the modules set out in the Schedule, with the exception of Principles of Epidemiology, and Principles of Statistics.

    • (v) A printed dissertation of not more than 10,000 words on the research project as set out in the Schedule below. The research project and the subject of the dissertation must have been approved by the Organising Committee.

  • 5. Candidates may be examined viva voce and this examination will take place on dates to be determined by the examiners.

  • 6. The arrangements for approval of written work for submission will be notified to candidates not later than the start of the Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

  • 7. The written submissions for assessment (i) and (ii) must be uploaded to the Assignments section of the course WebLearn site by the dates to be specified by the Organising Committee and published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas term of the academic year in which the examination is taken. Each submission must be accompanied by a declaration of the candidate’s authorship.

  • 8. Three copies of the Dissertation must be sent to the Chair of Examiners, M.Sc. in Global Health Science, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by dates to be specified by the Organising Committee and published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken. Each submission must be accompanied by a declaration of the candidate’s authorship.

  • 9. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

  • 10. The examiners will retain one copy of each dissertation of each successful candidate for deposit in the Radcliffe Science library.

Schedule

  • 1. Introduction to Global Health Science

  • 2. Principles of Epidemiology

  • 3. Principles of Statistics

  • 4. Non-Communicable Diseases

  • 5. Communicable Diseases

  • 6. Maternal and Child Health

  • 7. Health Economics

  • 8. Clinical Trials and Meta-Analyses

  • 9. Nutritional Epidemiology

  • 10. Implementation Strategies

  • 11. Record Linkage and Bio-Informatics

  • 12. Genetic Epidemiology

  • 13. International Research Ethics

  • Research Project: A research project under the supervision of a research supervisor. Students will undertake reading and research in relation to their research project during Trinity Term. Following the written examinations students may elect to go on an overseas research placement during Trinity Term and the Long Vacation, though this is not a requirement of the course. The subject of each student's dissertation, an overseas placement, and the supervision arrangements for each student must be approved by the Organising Committee.