Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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 communitiesdevelop 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: 1,2,3Explore the impact of poor physical, mental and psychological health on individuals, families and communities: 1,2,3Apply, analyse and interpret health information to improve population health: 1,2,3Explain underlying political and economic factors which lead to health and social inequalities: 1,2,3
56 hours face to face teaching - 30 hours lectures, 15 hours group work, 8 hours seminars, 3 hours group debate4 hour tutorial 240 hours independent study to include time for completion of written assessment and preparation for presentation assessment
1: Assignment weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Review of a published research paperA 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%
CourseworkStudents will complete coursework throughout the module. The module includes a variety of concepts that the coursework will exam the understanding of.