International Health Protection

International Health Protection
This module offers you a multidisciplinary framework within which to explore the key elements of health protection globally including the role of surveillance and monitoring in the identification and reduction of hazards to health such as communicable diseases, chemical and environmental hazards and poisons. Using examples from well-documented public health incidents, the module will take into account the social, political and economic contexts in which they occurred.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
1. Describe the main issues of importance
2. Plan an investigation in a health protection field
3. Determine appropriate methods of investigation
4. Collect, analyse or review data or information in the relevant field
5. Interpret information and understand its public health significance
6. Provide recommendations for action

10 credits

Module Attendance Required
1 block week

Module Dates
12 March (First day of Health Protection 1 module) and 26 – 29 March 2018

One written assignment plus group presentation

Module Coordinator
Mr Paul Fisher

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.