Professional course Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Disease
15 credit Masters level module
Page last updated 2 April 2020
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
- 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.
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