An interdisciplinary course, drawing upon expertise across a wide range of subject areas and seeking to explore the complexity of Public Health issues in the UK and internationally.
- Targeted and population approaches to disease prevention/screening.
- Prevention paradox.
- Primary, secondary, tertiary prevention
- Principles, methods and applications of screening; sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values.
- Ethical and economic aspects of screening.
- Planning, operation and evaluation of screening programmes.
- Evidence for widely implemented screening programmes.
- Surveillance and methods of control.
- Design and management of immunisation programmes.
- Investigation of outbreaks.
- Epidemiology and management of common and important infectious diseases.
- Organisation of infection control; elementary molecular biology as related to microbiology.
- Understanding of non-communicable, environmental and chemical hazards.
- International aspects of communicable disease control.
- Principles of emergency planning.
- Different approaches to health promotion including social marketing and community development.
- Health behaviour models.
- Effect of interventions in influencing health related behaviour.
- The role of legislative, fiscal and other social policy.
- Evaluation of health promotion.
- MSc route: available as a module on Masters in Public Health
- Not sure an MSc is for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information
Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.