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Our academic team talk about why they love their subjects!

It's the season of love so we've got together our academic staff to find out exactly what it is about their subjects that makes them tick and why they think you should considering falling in love with those subjects too! So if you are buzzing about business, crazy about criminology, passionate about psychology or just in love with learning then.... Read more

Annika McDonald 14th Feb 2019

CertHEs: we’re launching TEN new courses!

It’s pretty rare that we launch more than three or four new courses at the same time. But today we’re excited to announce that we are launching CertHEs in each of our undergraduate subjects. A CertHE, short for Certificate of Higher Education, is equivalent to the first year of a full-time Bachelors degree (120 credits of study). These online short.... Read more

Annika McDonald 09th Nov 2018

University of Essex Online launches new Healthcare Management programmes

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of five brand-new courses. For the first time our students can study Healthcare Management from the beginning with our CertCE and BSc undergraduate courses all the way to our postgraduate MSc in International Healthcare Management. These programmes are 100% online and part-time and will be awarded and validated by the University of.... Read more

Annika McDonald 23rd May 2018

"Failure was not an option for me" - Master of Public Health student Obinna's story

For one Master of Public Health student, studying hasn't just been a hobby: it's literally been a matter of life and death, as he tells University of Essex Online. It's was back in 2016 that Dr Obinna Orjingene from Nigeria first realised he wanted to study Public Health. "I was part of a medical team that supported Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors.... Read more

Annika McDonald 11th May 2018

World Hepatitis Day 2017

  On the 28th of July every year World Hepatitis day takes place. The aim of the day is not only to raise awareness of viral hepatitis but also to influence real change on a global scale.  Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide, accounting for 1.3 million deaths per year1. The importance of public health.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 28th Jul 2017

Interview with our Head of Health, Meigan Oxley

This week we’re interviewing our Head of Health, Meigan Oxley. Meigan joined the University of Essex Online team in June 2017 to lead the MSc Infection Control and Master of Public Health programmes. Meigan graduated with a BSc Hons in Biology from the University of Nottingham in 2014, and then went on to complete a Masters of Public Health at.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 07th Jul 2017

Why infection control is important

Infection control has a long and colourful history; in this week’s blog we’ll discuss the start of this discipline, its modern-day applications and why training in this area is so important.   The beginning of infection control Modern-day infection control is widely considered to have been created by Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis in the 1840s. As Director of the maternity clinic.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 31st Mar 2017

The role of an Infection Control Practitioner

An Infection Control Practitioner is a highly-skilled and sought-after healthcare professional who is responsible for the prevention, investigation, observation and reporting of infectious diseases across a wide range of environments. With an extensive number of applications and areas of expertise, it can sometimes be difficult to discover the key facts about this wide-ranging role. Is this a career you’re considering?.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 19th Aug 2016

What are the career options with a Master of Public Health?

A Master of Public Health (MPH) is an incredibly versatile qualification, with graduates able to demonstrate their suitability to enter a wide range of public health roles. Most students have previous experience working in a health profession or have gained an undergraduate degree in a health-related field. But although students may have similar career backgrounds, their future plans usually cannot.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 30th Oct 2015

Spotlight on… Master of Public Health

Earlier this year we launched our Master of Public Health (MPH) and with the first start date rapidly approaching, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s blog post to giving you more information about this exciting new course. Read on to discover more about this far-reaching and global topic…   What is it? Public Health is defined as “the science and.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 11th Sep 2015