A Public Health Training Powerhouse

The PHG delivers training programs to meet the urgent demand in the Caribbean to build capacity in public health and epidemiology, and the need for public health leadership. The aim of the training is to:

  • Promote population health and wellness, prevent illness, disability, and injury, and manage those living with disease
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of efficient, effective and equitable health care systems through education, research, and service
  • Promote healthy public policy

The Masters in Public Health (MPH) is internationally recognized, meeting the curriculum requirements of the Association of Schools of Public Health (US based) and the UK Faculty of Public Health. Started in 2008, the programme encompasses core public health areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health science, healthy policy and management, social and behavioral sciences and research methodology, and includes interdisciplinary/cross cutting competencies in systems thinking, communication and informatics, leadership and professionalism.

The Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH), started by UWI in 2010, provides advanced professional training for developing health leaders. It is helping to equip public health professionals in the Caribbean with the skills they need for practice and research. The PHG and the GA-CDRC together are currently supporting 5 DrPH candidates with their research projects.

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