Single Module Level 7

Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society

Attendance

Part-time

Course

One semester

Next enrolment

January 2022

Introduction

In a nutshell

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of our MSc Public Health.

You will:
  • assess health status, health needs and analyse its determinants
  • gain advanced knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and statistics in public health
  • learn how to design a simple epidemiological study
Course details

All about the course

You will gain advanced knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and statistics in public health along with how to design a simple epidemiological study and understand the key concepts of study protocol. You will develop the capability to thoroughly and critically assess health status, health needs and analyse the biopsychosocial factors that determine a person's health.

The University of Salford’s School of Health and Society is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Lectures, computer tutorials, case studies/problem-based scenarios, small group work and guided independent study to facilitate the development of critical reasoning and foster participation and interaction.  

Formative assessment is provided orally, in class, or during office hours.

Teaching strategies will maximise the potential of online deliveries with Blackboard.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment will be based on two strategies to include:

*    Written assessment (50%)
*    Written examination (50%)

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will develop an understanding of the epidemiology of public health issues and build skills in quantitative and statistical techniques commonly used to understand health. 

"I undertook the the Epidemiology and Statistics module on day release from my full-time employment at Kirklees Council. The module was challenging but very rewarding. The course gave me new skills in critical analysis and refreshed my statistical skills. Also having been away from academia for many years it gave me an insight into the latest academic thinking and gave me new skills to take back to my workplace."
Sara Wilson, Senior Research officer at Kirklees Council, Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health Single Module, 2016

Career Links

Lecturers on the MSc Public Health have close links with a range of national and international agencies and community partnership, most through research, with an ‘applied’ focus. Examples of these links include: The World Health Organisation’s Collaborating centre for Research in Oral Health in Deprived Communities; The Royal Society for Public Health; The NHS; Department of Health; Strategic Health Authority; and The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The benefits of these links to students include: research informed teaching; a strong applied focus to the programme; the opportunity to engage with key public health professionals and practitioners; and access to an exciting seminar series, including speakers of international renown.

Requirements

What you need to know

This course is suitable for those who want to develop an understanding of the epidemiology of public health issues and build skills in quantitative and statistical techniques commonly used to understand health.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    An honours degree - normally 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject.

      An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere.

      Alternative entry requirements

      Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

      We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

      The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

      Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

      How much?

      Type of study Year Fees
      Part-time 2021/22 £1,350 per 30 credits
      Part-time 2022/23 £1,380 per 30 credits
      Additional costs

      You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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      Enrolment dates

      January 2022