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  • Communicable Diseases & Public Health

    This module will enable students to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the complexity of communicable Diseases in the context of Public Health. It is applicable for students working in all healthcare settings. This practice-focused module will examine the history, causes and epidemiology of communicable diseases from a broad public health perspective.

    Associated morbidity and mortality, nationally, internationally and globally will be considered together with trends in established and emerging infections. Methods to prevent and control infection will be explored including outbreak management, using surveillance, screening and vaccination strategies. Practitioners will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of public health practice

  • If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

    Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.

    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.
    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee:
    2019/20: £1,020 per single module
    2020/21: £1040 per single module

    Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

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    How this course helps you develop

    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 

    Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.
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