Primary Care Research within the MPhil in Population Health Sciences
The Primary Care Unit leads a theme specialising in Primary Care Research within the MPhil in Population Health Sciences (PHS).
The MPhil in Population Health Sciences is a postgraduate master’s course jointly run by the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the MRC Biostatistics Unit.
The Primary Care Research theme builds upon and replaces the previous MPhil in Primary Care Research. The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge and skills as well as practical research experience to launch an academic career in primary care research.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Describe the primary care research context, including the distinctive nature and contribution of primary care research to population health, and the contribution of key underpinning methods
- Appreciate the complex issues associated with conducting sound translational research in general practice and community settings
- Apply contemporary research tools to clinically relevant areas of investigation in primary care
- Appreciate how to implement research findings into primary care in order to improve population health
Full details of the course and how to apply are available here.