Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Epidemiology Taught/Blended MPH

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11161
Module leader: Janette Pow
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module aims to enable you to critically appreciate the interdependencies between public health policy drivers (including epidemiological evidence and other public health intelligence information) and the varied dimensions of resultant health policy responses; critically explore the principles, practice and context of epidemiological research applications in public health policy and intervention contexts; critically evaluate aspects of the knowledge transfer process in relation to public health policy formation, including the creation, organisation, function and diffusion of public health responses.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse the role of epidemiological technologies in examining trends and patterns in population health, and the the local and global distribution of disease
LO2: Critically debate the political, economic, social, technical, legal and environmental contexts for protecting health and preventing ill health locally, nationally and globally
LO3: Critically consider the complexities of public health intelligence and epidemiological knowledge transfer within the public health policy arena and appreciate the ethical, quality and governance implications in relation to data derived from public health investigation/surveillance data
LO4: Engage in critical reflection upon the progress of your epidemiological learning development in relation to public health practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janette Pow
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered both face to face and supported online via Moodle.
The flipped classroom approach will be adopted which will enable you to engage with concepts informed by evidence prior to tutorials/seminars (evidence includes podcasts and materials/resources on the Module pages in Moodle). During tutorials/seminars you will be facilitated to apply and critically discuss what you have learned during the online self-directed activities. Tutorials/seminars are designed to allow you to learn as part of a community of learners where you can share learning, learn from others, offer and receive support and offer healthy challenge/debate to the work of others. The module will be presented as follows:
A core VLE page that has the following:
• An introductory/ overview video that explains the aims and structure of the module
• Links to four units with resources that cover all learning outcomes.
• Each unit will cover a different learning outcome
• Links to formative and final summative assessment.
Learning Activities will include
• Workbooks
• Case Studies
• Viewing materials
• Directed reading and appraising of literature, podcasts and video’s
• Face to face tutorials/seminars will include peer learning through discussion and groupwork
This module will engage you in a range of learning and teaching activities. Tutorials/Seminars will
be student led in the form of enquiry-based learning, to enable you to contextualise the learning in a specific context of interest and relevant to your developing public health practice. This will be linked to the summative assessment. Directed learning activities will be used to contribute to your developing MPH portfolio.Tutorials/seminars will enable you to critically reflect on the learning and debate epidemiological evidence in a supportive peer group learning situation. The learning and teaching will be built on the principles of Assessment for Learning throughout, incrementally supporting you toward the summative assessment.

Formative Assessment:
Completion and submission (via Turnitin) of a brief outline of a key public health issue of your choosing and potential evidence to be used in the summative grant application (500 words maximum using formative template provided)

Summative Assessment:
The summative component: you will draft a grant application to address a key public health issue of your choosing using epidemiological approaches and supported by evidence.
The final assessment (2500 words) is to be submitted in week 14 (Summative Assessment, LOs 1-4). The total summative component is 100% of the overall mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Online Guided independent study 170
Face To Face Seminar 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 08.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader