This module provides an introduction to basic concepts in health protection for health protection and public health practitioners, environmental health officers, nurses and public health trainees. 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. The module will also cover: out-of-hours health protection arrangements, health protection structures and infectious and non-infectious environmental hazards. The module will also introduce the concepts of emergency planning, risk communication, radiological hazards and chemical incidents.
Environmental health subjects covered will include: air quality; drinking water quality; food hygiene and safety; housing and homelessness; and contaminated land. You will be introduced to the key concepts of risk assessment and management, be aware of the concepts underpinning ‘nuisance’ and be able to describe the interventions available to public health agencies in responding to environmental health hazards and risks.
Communicable disease subjects covered will include: basic microbiology; basic immunology and immunisation; principles of surveillance; outbreak investigation; and nature and scope of communicable diseases of public health significance, including transmission and control.
Module Attendance Required
1 block week of teaching
4 - 8 February 2013
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator, 0121 414 7577, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications for the module must be received by the course administrator a minimum of one month before the start date of the module.
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
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Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
Students must have a good first degree in medicine, a life science or other relevant subject.