Health Protection 2

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Health Protection 2
The primary aim of this module is to develop advanced and critical understanding of the nature of communicable diseases and non-communicable environmental hazards, and enable you to develop strategies for appropriate interventions.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology, public health impact, prevention and control of important communicable diseases in the UK, including cluster and outbreak management.
  • Apply the principles of risk analysis to health in relation to long-term exposure to non-infectious environmental hazards
  • Describe the nature, distribution, extent and public health impact of key environmental health issues (including environmental toxins, radiation, noise and waste management) in the UK
  • Understand key concepts of environmental public health tracking such as
        • surveillance of hazards, exposures and health outcomes
        • integration and analysis of key data to identify effective interventions
        • basic toxicology and bio-monitoring
        • horizon scanning
        • indicator development and mapping
        • disease cluster investigations

10 credits

Module Attendance Required 
1 block week
Students must have previously attended the Health Protection 1 module or its equivalent.

Module Dates
10th-14th February 2020

One unseen examination  

Module Coordinator
Prof Harsh Duggal

Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course. It can be assessed or non assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator


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