Health Protection 1

Health Protection 1
This module provides an introduction to basic concepts in health protection. You will develop an understanding of the principles of health protection including partnership working to deliver health protection within the context controlling communicable diseases and non-communicable environmental hazards.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
1. Be aware of major health protection risks and be able to communicate and link these to the practice of public health.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic microbiology, immunology and epidemiology.
3. Discuss the principles of investigating and controlling communicable diseases and non-communicable environmental hazards.
4. Demonstrate an understanding and application of methods for local and national surveillance.
5. Interpret data obtained following an investigation of communicable diseases and non-communicable hazards.
6. Understand emergency planning and response and the specific contribution of various agencies, including their roles and responsibilities.

Credits
10 credits

Module Attendance Required
1 block week of teaching

Module Dates
2014-15: 23 to 27 February 2015

Assessment
Unseen examination taking place in May 2015

Module Coordinator
Dr Patrick Saunders

Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at mph@contacts.bham.ac.uk. All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module. For further information on fees and entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator. The course can be taken as an assessed or non assessed week.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module