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Courses and Qualifications

University and College Courses/ Qualifications

The University of Aberdeen

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) ***New Programme starting in September 2016
    This new programme aims to provide students with a holistic knowledge in public health by helping students develop key research skills and a critical awareness of the 3 domains of public health (i.e. health protection, health promotion and health service improvement).
  • MSc Public Health Research
    The MSc curriculum provides the knowledge and skills in Health Services Research and its application in Public Health context. After completion of the MSc, students will be equipped to design and conduct research projects related to public health.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics
    The course aims to give you an insight into important issues in health economics, helping you face the daily challenges of resource allocation including: an understanding of basic economic concepts; an awareness of the range of approaches available for economic investigation and when to use them; an understanding of how to conduct an economic investigation either alongside a trial or as part of a decision analysis; an understanding of the arguments for and against different types of health care financing and an understanding of how different models of health care provision work.

The Robert Gordon University

  • Distance and flexible options to learn and study
    Study online through our virtual learning environment and interact with lecturers and fellow students from around the world.
  • Courses for health professionals
    Compare course content, check accreditations, find out more about work placements. Focus on the information that matters to you as you make decisions to enhance your career.
  • Professional Development
    Professional Development is an ideal way to boost your career prospects and make you better at your job.  Through flexible study you can update your knowledge and skills and fit your study around your other responsibilities.
  • Health Promotion and Public Health (MSc)
    This unique course provides you with an ideal opportunity to enhance and reflect on your working practice and focus on how multi agency partnerships can improve the health of your client population, whether they are within the National Health Service or Local Authority.

Open University

Moray College, Elgin

  • Cert/Dip/BA Health Studies
    This BA (Hons) Health Studies Health and Welfare course focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues and health care ethics.

North East Scotland College (NESCOL)

  • NCFE Certificate in Nutrition and Health (self study course)
    The course will improve your understanding of nutrition and diet, the role it plays in improving and maintaining health and wellbeing, and how attitudes towards food can influence and impact on wellbeing.
  • NCFE Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (self study course)
    The main aims of this course are to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health, whilst exploring a wide range of mental health conditions. This course is ideally suitable for employers who wish to offer their staff professional development, or individuals who are interested/currently working in all levels of care.

To find more information :

NHS Health Scotland Training Courses

Free Online Learning

       The Nutrition and Wellbeing course, known as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is hosted by FutureLearn.  The course will be split into four themes and will run over            four weeks. The weeks are made up of different activities based around the subject of study such as a video, article, discussion, test, quiz or assignment.

       Start Date: 5 th September 2016.

        Registration for the course is now open.

           Free online courses from universities and institutions within the UK and from around the world. The courses cover a range of subjects including 'Health & Psychology',                      'Business & Management' and 'Nature & Environment'.

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce

    Over 160 training courses annually, course sectors include management, personal development, skills for business, vocational qualification, HR and employment law.


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