This short course provides an introduction to basic concepts in health protection.
On completion, you should be able to:
• Describe the distribution, extent and public health impact of key communicable and non-communicable hazards.
• Describe the basic concepts of communicable and non-communicable disease surveillance, epidemiology, prevention and control.
• Describe the organisational structures involved in health protection in the UK and surveillance systems for communicable diseases.
• Understand the key principles of immunisation and management of immunisation programmes.
• Critically apply the principles and steps involved in the investigation and management of health protection incidents.
• Critically apply the basic concepts of infection control for health protection.
• Critically apply the principles of risk assessment, emergency planning and emergency preparedness, and understand the networks involved in the emergency planning process.
• Understand the role of legislation and Public Health law in the context of health protection in the UK.
• Understand the key threats associated with travel and migrant health and critically apply basic principles in the prevention of travel associated diseases.
• Understand the key concepts of exposure pathways, basic toxicology and disease cluster investigation.
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact of the wider determinants of health on the distribution and course of communicable diseases and non-communicable hazards.
Required 1 block week of teaching.
26 February - 1 March, 4 - 8 March 2023
Unseen examination - 50%
Poster presentation - 50%
Co-Module Lead (external): Dr Patrick Saunders
Co-Module Lead (external): Dr Harsh Duggal
Stand Alone Course
- This module can be taken as a standalone course if required.
- All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module.
- The course can be taken as an assessed or non assessed week.
- This course is available as part of the Masters in Public Health programme at the University of Birmingham and on a stand alone basis for CPD purposes.
- Degree entry requirement.
- To apply, or for further information, please contact the Programme Coordinator at email@example.com.