The Master’s in Public Health at the UFC seeks to train committed and qualified students at the Master’s level in the performance of scientific research and academic teaching, and to become active leaders for the consolidation of public health policies.
The course enrols students from different undergraduate courses in health and related areas. Currently, there are participants from twelve (12) undergraduate courses: Nursing, Nutrition, Medicine, Psychology, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, Law and Journalism. Since its creation in 1994, almost 386 students from different disciplinary fields have received a Master’s in Public Health by the UFC.
The curriculum is interdisciplinary and flexible. Alongside the fundamental requirements demanded in the scientific field of Collective Health, students have the flexibility to establish their own complementary choices to the research project developed, in line with their research areas.
Students can develop their dissertation in two areas of concentration, with two sub areas of research each:
AREA 1 – EPIDEMIOLOGY
Sub Area – Epidemiology, prevention and control of infectious and parasitic diseases
Sub Area – Epidemiology, prevention and control of diseases and non-infectious diseases
AREA 2 – POLICIES, ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
Sub Area – Production – environment and health
Sub Area – Health policies, management, evaluation and education
Master’s consists of a training of up to twenty-four (24) months. For the completion, disciplines, modules and/or academic activities, should sum up at least thirty (30) credits.
The five compulsory modules, of two credits each, seek to ensure a theoretical reflection on the different disciplines for Master’s students to acquire and expand knowledge about the field of Collective Health. The optional modules seek to ensure various options so that each student can establish, together with his or her adviser, a particular path to the research object, based on the core of knowledge and practices that intends to deepen. In addition to the modules, the Master’s requires the fulfillment of some activities: Advised Study I and II, Teacher Training I, Foreign Language Proficiency and Comprehensive Exam.
MASTER’S IN PUBLIC HEALTH CURRICULUM
|Seminars of Research Development
|Fundamentals of Epistemology and Public Health
|Health Policies, Planning, Organization and Epidemiology in Health Services
|Production, Environment and Health
|Methods and Techniques in Health
|Advised Study I and II
|Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
|Advanced Topics in Occupational Health
|Qualitative Methodology of Social Research in Health
|Methodology of Epidemiologic Investigation
|Special Topics in Public Health
|Project Development I
|Medical Informatics I
|Medical Informatics II
|Bioethics and Citizenship
|Epidemiology and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
|Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases of Importance in Public Health
|Advanced Seminars in Statistics
|Health, Culture and Society
|Epidemiology and Actions of Maternal-Child Health
|Andragogy and Didactics
|Teacher Training I
|Foreign Language Proficiency