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.