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.
|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.
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
Behavioural changes and techniques
Mass media and social marketing campaigns
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||2 weeks||5 per week||8 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||Written assessment, 2500 words.|
Professor J Britton
Dr R Murray
All students will be able to:
Offering School: Medicine
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