Welcome to the School of Public Health
With Covid-19, we are currently in the midst of the greatest global public health crisis since the 1918 flu pandemic which is estimated to have led to the deaths of over 50 million people worldwide. Now more than ever before, the importance and relevance of public health is clear to everyone. It is also clear that over the next few years, we will need Public Health graduates to sustain and develop public health systems nationally and internationally.
Our vision is to be at the heart of society’s organised efforts to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of the population. We do this by studying:
The causes of disease and the factors that promote good health
New technologies and other ways to promote health and prevent disease
The best way to deliver health services
Semester 1 - Academic Year 2020/2021
We would like to welcome new and returning students to the School and acknowledge that Semester 1 will be unlike previous semesters.
Following a Government directive issued on 25/09/20, UCC, along with all universities in the country, introduced enhanced public health protection measures from Monday, 28 September 2020. This means all lectures will be delivered online, to the maximum extent possible, until further notice.
The School understands this is a challenging time for our students and staff and we will work together to support our community during this period. Please continue to adhere to the Health Service Executive’s advice on preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Please check Canvas and your email for updates from your Module Coordinators.
We Are Here to Help
We want to ensure that all of our students have access to assistance should they require it and we are very happy to answer any queries you may have. Simply email the relevant contact below:
BSc Public Health Sciences Contacts:
Programme Director, Dr. Janas Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Programme Coordinator, Ms. Tara O'Connell, email@example.com
Master of Public Health Contacts:
Programme Director, Dr. Zubair Kabir, firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Coordinator, Ms. Emily Lynch, email@example.com
Online Master of Public Health Contacts:
Programme Director, Dr. Éilis O’Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Coordinator, Ms.Emily Lynch, email@example.com
MSc Occupational Health Contacts:
Programme Director, Dr. Birgit Greiner, B.Greiner@ucc.ie
Programmes Manager, Ms. Michelle Syron, firstname.lastname@example.org
PG Cert in Infection Prevention and Control Contact:
Dr. Maura Smiddy, email@example.com
We wish you all a safe and succesful 2020/21 here in UCC.
Professor Ivan Perry
Dean, School of Public Health