Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

A34588 Tobacco control interventions
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Primarily postgraduate students in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health and PhD students/staff at universities affiliated with the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies. Employees of government/health/professional organisations involved with tobacco control. Places may be made available to staff and postgraduate research students in the School of Medicine who wish to attend. 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.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Registration with SOM as taught postgraduate student or PhD candidate. UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies affiliated university student or staff. Employee of other related organisation, with permission from the module convenor.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

This module introduces students to a broad range of issues in the area of tobacco use, and will be taught by a number of world-class experts in the field. Whilst focusing on tobacco, a number of the issues discussed will also be applicable to other addictive behaviors.

Specifically the course will cover:

The history of tobacco control and tobacco industry

The health effects of nicotine and tobacco use and harm reduction strategies

The neurobiology and genetics of smoking, nicotine use and addition

Tobacco control policy, lobbying, taxation and smuggling

Smoking prevention, uptake and cessation in youth

Smoking patterns in adulthood and smoking cessation approaches

Smoke free legislation

Health inequalities

Behavioural changes and techniques

Mass media and social marketing campaigns

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 2 weeks5 per week8 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
Coursework 1 100 Written assessment, 2500 words. 

Professor J Britton
Dr R Murray

Education Aims: