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Health Protection


Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZVSMQ-15-M

Level

M

Fees

19-20 Non-accredited 15 credits

£535.00

Unassessed

19-20 Accedited 15 credits

£710.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : Submission Date: To be confirmed by module leader. Exam Date: sometime between 27th April 2020 and 22nd May 2020 (exact date to be confirmed by Module Leader).

Venue

FRENCHAY CAMPUS

Attendance days for the course

Friday - 24 January 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 31 January 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 07 February 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 14 February 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 21 February 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 28 February 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 06 March 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30
Friday - 13 March 2020FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 12:30

Applications

University

Campus

Frenchay

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards: PGCert/PGDip/MSc Public Health.

Content

  • Principles of infection control, surveillance, outbreak control and immunisation
  • Knowledge and understanding of epidemiology, risk factors and prevention and control measures for key communicable diseases hospital acquired infection, meningitis, TB, influenza, blood borne viruses (including HIV), food and water borne infections
  • Current UK immunisation schedules and their limitations
  • Critical understanding of the impact of the wider determinants of health on the distribution and course of communicable diseases
  • Knowledge and understanding of key material environmental impacts on population health  physical, radiological, chemical and biological, covering specifically air quality and pollution, water quality, asbestos and radon
  • Key health issues associated with poor housing
  • Knowledge of current statutory and non-statutory approaches to harm prevention and reduction, including protection from occupational hazards
  • Awareness of current emergency planning structures and systems

Course Director

Paul Pilkington

Introduction

Health Protection is delivered in partnership with colleagues from Public Health England who are working in the field, ensuring that you are exposed to relevant practice issues.

Taught sessions will be supplemented by technology enhanced learning, with access learning materials via Blackboard and an electronic discussion board, while podcasts and/or videos will be used to accompany your lectures.

Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of surveillance and epidemiology to the aetiology, monitoring and interpretation of patterns of communicable diseases
  • Critically analyse the key environmental health issues impacting on health in the UK
  • Consider the principles of and critique the evidence base for the actions necessary to prevent and control key communicable diseases, and the importance of the social and political environment in the detailed implementation of such actions

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

Title

15 Credit, Masters level module


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