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Professional course

Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Disease

15 credit, Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZVSMR15M
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Health and Social Sciences
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Paul Pilkington

Page last updated 2 November 2017

Introduction

In this Masters level Epidemiology on Non-Communicable Disease module you will explore and explain the trends and patterns in the burden of non-communicable disease, both globally and in the UK.

You will also critically assess the importance of the social, political and economic environment in shaping policy and other responses to major non-communicable disease whilst examining the actions necessary to control key non-communicable diseases.

Careers / Further study

This module contributes towards the MSc in Public Health

Structure

Content

  • Key measures and sources of population health and disease burden, including strengths, weaknesses and other issues.
  • The epidemiological transition and explanations for observed trends in disease burden.
  • Epidemiology, risk factors and prevention and control measures for key non-communicable diseases, including but not limited to, circulatory disease, cancer, injury, violence, domestic violence, bullying and mental health.
  • Epidemiology of underlying risk factors for non-communicable disease, including physical and social environment, physical activity and sedentary
  • Lifestyle, nutrition, smoking, and alcohol.
  • Life course approaches to health.
  • Inequalities in health.
  • The role and impact of transnational corporations and other actors on non-communicable disease burden.
  • Principles of screening and current national programmes.
  • Critical understanding of the impact of the wider determinants of health on the distribution and course of communicable diseases.

Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Explore and explain the trends and patterns in the burden of non-communicable disease, both globally and in the UK.
  • Critically discuss the epidemiology and risk factors of major non communicable diseases, globally and in the UK.
  • Examine how disease burden is measured and critique the strengths and weaknesses of the various methods.
  • Critical understanding of health inequalities relating to key non-communicable diseases.
  • Critically assess the importance of the social, political and economic environment in shaping policy and other responses to major non-communicable disease.
  • Critically examine the actions necessary to control key non-communicable diseases.

Prices and dates

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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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