Postgraduate Course: Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health (PUHR11092)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course provides an introduction to communicable diseases and an appreciation of the theory and practice of their control and prevention.
This course will be taught entirely by online distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Students will work individually and in groups, interacting via discussion boards.
The course will include basic principles of communicable diseases epidemiology and control including surveillance, investigation, control and prevention and their application to specific communicable diseases in the UK and internationally. It will discuss the principles of vaccination and immunisation programmes including methods for monitoring and evaluation. It will also introduce students to key concepts in environmental public health and the principles used to investigate and control environmental health hazards.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the significance of communicable disease as a public health issue, the epidemiology of important communicable diseases and the principles of surveillance, investigation, control and prevention of communicable diseases in the UK and internationally.
- Critically apply the principles of investigating an outbreak of communicable disease including different control methods available.
- Describe and evaluate the principles underlying vaccination and immunisation and the methods for monitoring and evaluating immunisation programmes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||During this course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work independently and will also gain generic skills such as classifying information, critically analysing materials and evaluation skills.
This will contribute specifically to the following Graduate Attributes:
- Outlook and engagement
- Research and enquiry
- Personal and intellectual autonomy
- Personal effectiveness
|Keywords||Communicable disease control,immunisation,surveillance
|Course organiser||Dr Evelyn Balsells
|Course secretary||Ms Charlotte Munden
Tel: (0131 6)51 318