PCS-10009 - Perspectives in Health and Disease
Coordinator: Marty Lynch
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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 enable students to:
examine the role of epidemiology, public health, inequalities in health, and health and poverty, in the health of individuals and communities
develop an understanding of how health and wellbeing can be positively enabled across a range of settings and circumstances.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Apply epidemiology as a basic science underpinning public health and clinical medicine
: 1,2,3
Explore the impact of poor physical, mental and psychological health on individuals, families and communities: 1,2,3
Apply, analyse and interpret health information to improve population health: 1,2,3
Explain underlying political and economic factors which lead to health and social inequalities: 1,2,3

Study hours

56 hours face to face teaching - 30 hours lectures, 15 hours group work, 8 hours seminars, 3 hours group debate
4 hour tutorial
240 hours independent study to include time for completion of written assessment and preparation for presentation assessment

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 50%
Review of a published research paper
A 2000 word assignment which will review a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal that describes a quantitative research project.

2: Exam weighted 50%
Epidemiology exam (2 hours)
The exam paper will consist of questions that will allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in the module.

3: Coursework weighted 0%
Students will complete coursework throughout the module. The module includes a variety of concepts that the coursework will exam the understanding of.