This module is designed to ensure that you understand the overarching principles of global health strategies in promoting and improving public health.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Appraise the effects of disease on patients, carers and families.
- Evaluate the impact of public health programmes on population health
- Describe the epidemiological aspects of cardiovascular disease.
- National and international public health aspects of infectious and non-infectious diseases
- Principles of epidemiology and basis of health promotion
- Typical screening programmes in healthcare science - purpose, design and outcomes
- Use of epidemiological data to design and deliver health services
- Impact of public health on cardiac, pulmonary and vascular pathologies
- Psychological and sociological aspects of living with disease
You will also consider the impact of lifestyle on health and introduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the concept of risk assessment.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Students will learn by exploring material in lectures, in conjunction with directed learning. Students will be encouraged to manage their time and the development of their learning by utilising multimedia resources, and the library, and by self-directed development of the study skills necessary to access these resources.
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Port, C. (2015). Essentials of Pathophysiology. Wolters Kluwer.
Barbara Janson Cohen, Jason J. Taylor, Ruth Lundeen Memmler (2008). Memmler's the human body in health and disease. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Greenburgh T (2010). The Psychological impact of acute and chronic illness: A practical Guide for primary care physicians. Springer.
Sim, F and McKee, M (2011). Issues in Public Health (Understanding Public Health). Open University Press.
Sommerville M and Kumaran K. (2016). Public health and Epidemiology at a Glance. Wiley-Blackwell..
Avita, M (2015). Psychosocial and psychological prospects of coronary heart disease. Lambert.
Emanuel Rubin (2001). Essential Pathology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Proietti R et al. (2017). Psychological, Emotional, Social and Cognitive aspects of implantable cardiac devices. Springer.
Both components must be passed.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External