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"My son's future will be bright" - How one mum is juggling parenthood and online study!

As a parent you probably feel like you never have a moment to yourself. But having children shouldn’t stop you achieving something amazing in 2018. Did you know we have lots of students who choose to study online whilst juggling parenthood and a job? Yes, we think they must be superheroes too! One of those students is Jenny* a single.... Read more

Annika McDonald 05th Jan 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