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.
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
Module Attendance Required
1 block week
Students must have previously attended the Health Protection 1 module or its equivalent.
18 – 22 March 2019
One unseen examination
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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