Postgraduate Course: Community Acquired Infections and Public Health (BIME11120)
|Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Online Distance Learning
|Not available to visiting students
|This course aims to provide knowledge to achieve an appropriate specific or differential diagnosis and initiate appropriate management in community-associated infection scenarios, be able to apply the Principles of Public Health Management in matters related to prevention and control of communicable diseases, and demonstrate leadership ability in dealing with outbreak situations, demonstrate the ability to analyse and interpret surveillance data and translate the results into policy and practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Printing own course materials
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
Assessment will be based on various online activities including written submissions (web forms), discussion fora and reflective review. Extensive use of selective release (requiring the student to complete one task before being permitted to proceed to the next) technologies will be made to facilitate interactive and dynamic online assignments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the principles of public health in relation to communicable diseases and infection.
- Describe basic epidemiological methods and their application in identification of disease threats, outbreak management, prevention and control of disease spread.
- Demonstrate understanding of the key components for a public health service and the ability to evaluate provisions and activities in the area of community acquired infections and public health protection.
- Understand the requirements for notification of communicable infections.
- Understand and describe key aspects of the management of community acquired infections, including vaccination programmes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Public health,community acquired infections,outbreak management
|Dr Richard Smith
Tel: (0131) 242 9125
|Ms Ann-Marie Peckham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160