PCS-10005 - The Biological and Environmental Basis of Public Health
Coordinator: Musarrat Afza
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module will introduce the concepts of public health and wellbeing across the lifespan from a biological and environmental perspective including areas of genetics, disease, birth and death, sustainability, climate change, health protection and microbiology.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of human biology relating to lifespan: 1
Examine environmental factors relating to public health: 1
Demonstrate knowledge of communicable disease management and health protection: 1

Study hours

26 hours face to face contact time: 15 hours lectures, 11 hours discussion and group work
3 hour tutorial time
121 hours independent study and assessment preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
2,500 word assignment
A 2,500-word assignment that examines biological or environmental determinants of population health; their role and impact. Students will be given the choice to select a determinant.