Tragic death of six month old baby highlights need for policy overhaul regarding vitamin D supplementation

        UK vitamin D supplementation policy needs to change to protect the health and lives of babies, pregnant women and dark skinned individuals, say University of Birmingham researchers as they today highlighted the death of a baby and serious ill health of two others due to a vitamin D deficiency. The death … Continue reading “Tragic death of six month old baby highlights need for policy overhaul regarding vitamin D supplementation”

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Dr Sarah Walters

Dear Colleagues, With great sadness we learned of that our former colleague Dr Sarah Walters died on Sunday 8th April. Sarah was a remarkable woman. Nobody could meet her without being impressed by her energy, her intelligence and her dedication. She graduated from St. George’s Medical School in 1985 and followed a career in clinical … Continue reading “Dr Sarah Walters”

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Social Media Update: Do you know about the MPH LinkedIn group?

The MPH linkedin group now contains nearly 300 members and is regularly updated with conversations, course-related information and public health job opportunities. If you haven’t already, get involved and join today by hitting the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8253781

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Research Highlight: Effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools, targeting 6-7 year old children; a cluster-randomised controlled trial (05.02.18)

The West Midlands ActiVe lifestyle and healthy Eating in School children (WAVES) team have recently had the main trial paper results accepted by the BMJ. Authors: Peymane Adab, Miranda J Pallan, Emma R Lancashire, Karla Hemming, Emma Frew,Tania Griffin,Timothy Barrett,Raj Bhopal, Janet E Cade, Amanda Daley, Jonathan Deeks, Joan Duda, Ulf Ekelund, Paramjit Gill, Eleanor McGee, Jayne Parry, Sandra Passmore and Kar Keung Cheng. Study protocol abstract: BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that school-based interventions are effective in preventing childhood obesity. However, … Continue reading “Research Highlight: Effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools, targeting 6-7 year old children; a cluster-randomised controlled trial (05.02.18)”

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MPH Student Perspective (05.02.18)

 Laiba Hussein, Fulbright Scholar Laiba is an international US-UK Fulbright Scholar at the University of Birmingham working towards her Master’s degree in International Public Health Administration. Through her exploration of English administrative patterns of healthcare and how they impact refugees in Birmingham, Laiba hopes to establish strong connections between communities and health sectors at home … Continue reading “MPH Student Perspective (05.02.18)”

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MPH rated positively in PTES 2017

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is a national survey of full-time and final year part-time/flexible PGT students; responses are sought in the summer term and results made available early the following academic year. Although results are only available down to the level of the Institute of Applied Health Research (IAHR), it still provides us … Continue reading “MPH rated positively in PTES 2017”

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Module focus: Health Information and Health Informatics (05.02.18)

The HiHi module is a varied one, covering topics ranging from demography to pharmaco-epidemiology, and incorporating a significant number of practical and interactive sessions alongside the lectures. Overall, the sessions went well and were enjoyed by both staff and students. Students gave especially positive feedback for the sessions on Geographical Information Systems, and the Development, … Continue reading “Module focus: Health Information and Health Informatics (05.02.18)”

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Calling all MPH Students & Graduates – we want YOU! 

If you have any fond memories, anecdotes, stories etc. from your time studying the MPH at Birmingham and are happy to have them shared via the newsletter or on our LinkedIn page, then please get in touch. Additionally, prospective and current students have found it incredibly inspiring to hear from graduates who have utilised the … Continue reading “Calling all MPH Students & Graduates – we want YOU! “

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