Teaching and capacity building for the future
The Institute has a strong postgraduate teaching tradition, including three Masters Programmes and an annual programme of short courses.
Postgraduate students can apply to study the following Masters Programmes:
There are short courses throughout the year. The Centre for Applied Medical Statistics (CAMS) runs a series of introductory statistics courses twice a year, attended by researchers and clinicians. The MRC Epidemiology Unit’s ‘Epidemiology for Clinicians course’, is hugely popular. A range of teaching and training covers different constituencies such as health intelligence staff from Primary Care Trusts to the doctoral training programmes within units.
The Department of Public Health and Primary Care makes a significant contribution to both Standard and Graduate entry Medical Courses, with core modules on public health, epidemiology, general practice, medical ethics and law, palliative care, statistics and the social context of health. This is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and practice-based attachments supported by clinicians, the Primary Care Trust and CIPH members, as well as GP practices throughout the east of England.
Public health teaching is integrated with teaching delivered in hospital-based specialties and is coordinated through the leadership of the Clinical Dean and the Clinical School Education Division. Recent training developments include a GP Tutor development course cited as representing best practice by the General Medical Council.
In order to help students prepare for the rapidly evolving world of Clinical Practice, members of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care are also leading the development of a new ‘Medical Professionalism’ strand in the Clinical Course.
The CIPH also builds future research capacity. For example, in 2010–2011, the Centre for Diet and Activity Research achieved some 19 grant funded appointments, including studentships, fellowships, and lectureships.