Public health problems are increasingly global and also require global solutions. With a freer movement of people and human and animal foodstuffs, infectious diseases and contaminated products can rapidly become widely disseminated.
Public Health has never been more important, as we seek to prevent disease and ensure citizens have long and healthy lives. Public health is about looking after the health of individuals and the population as distinct from dealing directly with the consequences of illness and treating sick individuals. The emphasis is on the prevention of disease and tackling the factors that contribute to illness such as environmental and behavioural factors.
The 1-year, full-time postgraduate degree by University College Dublin (UCD) & RUMC is aimed at those planning to pursue careers locally or internationally and contains modules and research projects focused particularly on public health issues.