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A34554 Health Protection (10 credits)
(Last Updated:30 August 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Primarily postgraduate students in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.
  LBR Module

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of microbiology

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

  • Describe the organisation of health protection in the UK
  • The module focuses on aspects of health protection including the dangers to health from infections, chemicals and radiation hazards
  • Taught topics and guided reading cover surveillance, principles of outbreak management of communicable (infectious) diseases (e.g. investigation and methods of control), immunisation, vaccination, a range of communicable (infectious) diseases (e.g. respiratory, gastrointestinal, blood-borne, sexually transmitted, vaccine-preventable, healthcare associated), theory of chemical hazards and radiation hazards and their impact on human health, and principles of chemical and radiation incident management (e.g. investigation and methods of control)
  • The module includes problem-based scenarios which involve dealing with a range of commonly encountered communicable (infectious) disease outbreaks (e.g. vaccine-preventable, gastrointestinal, respiratory) and chemical incidents

    Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Lecture 8 weeks1 per week2 hours

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Further Activity Details:

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 100  1.5hour written exam based on case study provided in advance 

    Dr J Nguyen-Van-Tan
    Dr S Makki

    Education Aims:  

    This module will provide students with an introduction to health protection

    Learning Outcomes:  

    Knowledge and understanding. Students must be able to demonstrate:

    Intellectual skills. On successful completion of the course all students will have:

    Professional practical skills. On successful completion of the course all students will be able to:

    Transferable (key) skills. On successful completion the course will have contributed towards students being able to:

    Offering School:  Medicine

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