Liptia Aureole Ndoundou, a recent graduate from the MSc Public Health programme, is heading to Spain to spend 5 months with a Public Health agency. Liptia has secured the placement after previously working for the agency in her internship module whilst studying at GCU London.
The 5 months placement will allow Liptia to learn more about the valuable work of the MIHSALUD and RIU projects which are being led by Joan Paredes, from the University of Valencia. Joan, who works closely with MSc Public Health professor Antony Morgan, is currently visiting GCU London with the intention of forging a partnership between the two Universities.
Whilst studying her MSc, Liptia had the opportunity to put the theory she had learnt in to practice by working at the University of Valencia during the ‘Public Health Placement’ module. It is in this placement where Liptia became familiar with the work of Joan Paredes and colleagues in developing the MIHSALUD and RIU initiatives and has consequently led to this follow up placement. She hopes this will give her an opportunity to gain understanding of a real life social action project.
The placement will allow her to work alongside staff to experience specific aspects of public health practice. She is expected to work with organisation staff to formulate, analyse and discuss management strategies for her chosen area of practice/client group. She will also take responsibility for her own learning needs by set ting personal and professional learning outcomes.
Liptia, who is also a graduate pharmacist, said: “I’m really excited to go! It’s a great opportunity for me and it’s exactly the type of work that I want to be doing.”
Upon her return from this 5 month placement, Liptia hopes to continue her studies by studying a PhD at GCU London.
GCU London would like to wish Liptia the best of luck in her placement and we also look forward to welcoming her back to study a PhD with us in 2016.
To find out more about the MSc public Health programme, please visit our course pages.