Date of entry

September 2021


You'll be taught by consultants in palliative medicine alongside public health academics and may have the opportunity to have your dissertation supervised by clinicians in the field of palliative care.

Teaching takes the form of a mix of:

  • lectures
  • guest lectures
  • online resources
  • practical classes
  • tutorials


You'll be assessed through a mix of:

  • written assignments
  • examinations
  • online discussion
  • dissertation

We're testing a new way of showing modules on the website

This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Module list

We are updating and modernising this course. From September 2020 existing modules will be restructured and harmonised to simplify the credit ratings, and new modules introduced. 

Core modules Four 20 credit modules (total: 80 credits)

Semester 1: Introduction to Clinical Statistics, Epidemiology, Palliative Care: Foundations and Research

Semester 2: Research Methods

Optional modules There will now also be optional modules, although some of these may not be available for every intake. You will take one of these options to bring your taught credits up to 100.

Semester 2: Advanced Statistics or Ethnography in Healthcare Research and Improvement

Assuming you achieve good enough grades for the taught modules, you will progress to the Dissertation Module, giving a total of 180 credits for the Master of Public Health (Palliative Care Research) qualification.

The details of the new course and these modules will be updated on the website shortly. In the meantime, a more detailed description of the new course, and its modules, is available from the course administrator.

For technical reasons the modules displayed below are the modules for 2019 version of this course.


Core modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

GM51005 - Palliative Care: Foundations and Research

GM51010 - Clinical Statistics

GM51011 - Epidemiology

GM52006 – Applied Statistics with Routine Health Datasets

GM52008 - Research Methods

GM52011 – Spatial Epidemiology

GM52019 – Introduction to Systematic Reviews

GM53003 – Dissertation

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

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