- Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods (20 credits)
This module provides an introduction to the basic concepts in statistics and the main epidemiological methods used to identify and quantify disease and associated risks. Statistical subjects will include: types of data and data presentation, descriptive statistics, basic probability, distribution theory including the normal distribution and its properties, sampling theory, principles and techniques, inferential statistics, analysis of categorical and continuous data, non-parametric tests, correlation and regression, and survival analysis. You will be introduced to descriptive epidemiology, measures and comparisons of disease frequency, ecological studies, cross-sectional studies, prevalence studies, case-control studies, principles of screening, study design and questionnaires and qualitative research methods.
- Principles of Primary Health Care Delivery (20 credits)
This module teaches you to define the ethos and values of primary care. You will then be taught how the delivery of primary care consistent with these values can be supported through the primary care organisational structures and characteristics. You will also learn how individual clinician behaviours can support the delivery of these values.
- Leadership and Change (20 credits)
Blending theory and practice, you will learn awareness of leadership and what it entails among clinical and management leaders. You will strengthen your existing leadership practice through cutting edge theory and evidence.
- Building Foundations for Primary Care Team Effectiveness (20 credits)
This module focuses on teams. You will have a critical introduction to the literature and research evidence relating to effective team working and other relevant models relating to team effectiveness. Through the application of relevant theories, models and reflection on practice, you will develop a clear understanding of the team you lead; its purpose, membership and team community.
This will help you to develop the foundations for effective team working, such as creating a safe team climate, discussing concerns, making suggestions and providing constructive debate. Topics will include team member engagement and team dynamics, understanding the effects of diversity on team effectiveness, team conflict resolution and developing team positivity, as well as exploring inter-team working and situational constraints.
Dissertation (60 credits)
Optional modules (up to 40 credits)
- Practical Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits)
- Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis (20 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
- Health Information and Health Informatics (10 credits)
- Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning (10 credits)
- Health Improvement (MPH) (20 credits)