Public Health expert gives talk at Kenyan exhibition

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has given a presentation on public health as part of a wider tour to promote the university in East Africa.

Anne Whitcombe, from RGU’s School of Health Sciences, has been overseas with a number of fellow academics from across the university, showing prospective applicants what they can expect from life as an RGU student.

The group met with parents and young people to give them more information on the university, the wide range of courses available and the study options on offer.

Anne gave a presentation at The Sarit Centre in Nairobi, as part of the Uniserv UK Education Fair on Friday 17 March.

She discussed a number of stories highlighting the principles and ways of working in public health, while outlining the global importance of these skills in the workforce.

The professional skills required can all be gained at RGU, whether across a range of Undergraduate courses or through the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion. RGU has been ranked in the top five UK universities for health professions training, according to The Guardian University Guide.

Anne said: “Our Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion has been specifically designed to meet global health challenges, at a time when governments around the world are looking at policies for improving both individual and population health.

“Our students will study a number of topics, including global health, inequalities, health psychology and population health and wellbeing. The degree also includes a research project, to give students practical experience and put them in an ideal position upon graduating.”

The MSc Public Health and Health Promotion is available full-time at RGU’s Garthdee campus or can be completed as a distance learning course.

While in East Africa, a number of Anne’s fellow RGU academics also delivered presentations on a number of subject areas, including engineering, business and applied social studies.

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