Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Epidemiology Global Online MPH Programme

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

Module code: HSC11162
Module leader: Martin Sharp
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 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 epidemiological learning development in relation to public health practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janette Pow
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 20
Online Guided independent study 170
Online 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: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 0

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC 11162 Applied Epidemiology