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Disease Prevention and Health Protection

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.

Module Syllabus:

Disease Prevention

  • Targeted and population approaches to disease prevention/screening.
  • Prevention paradox.
  • Primary, secondary, tertiary prevention

Screening

  • 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.

Health Protection

  • 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.

Other options:

Induction module

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.

Key Facts

Contact:

Melissa Parkes and Bandana Bahia

Leader: 
Dr Harpal Aujla and Dr Mamoona Tahir

Duration: 5 days

Assessment:
4,000 word assignment

CATS: 20

Code: MH902


Next Course Start Date: 15th February 2021

Application Deadline: 04/01/2021

Teaching scheduled in Terms 2 and 3 is provisional and may change. It is therefore advised that you check individual module pages in advance of teaching.


How to apply


Funding Opportunities

Fees