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: 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 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
2022/3, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered online via Moodle.
The flipped classroom approach will be adopted for this module which enables you to engage with concepts informed by evidence prior to online tutorials/seminars. During online tutorials /seminars you will then be facilitated to apply and critically discuss what you have learned during the online self-directed learning 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 covering all learning outcomes.
• Each unit will cover a different learning outcome
• Link to Moodle Workshop
• Links to the formative and final summative assessment.
Each unit of the module will involve the following:
• A short introductory video which provides an overview of key concepts to be discussed in that unit.
• A brief narrative which will provide a commentary and links to key issues.
• Key reading drawn from the literature (with a focus on the use of case studies).
• A reflective exercise
• End of Unit self-assessment exercises
• Online tutorials/seminars will provide opportunities ranging from discussion of
key learning points, through to practical group exercises.

This module will engage you in a range of learning and teaching activities. Directed learning activities will be used to contribute to your developing MPH portfolio. Online tutorials/seminars and discussions will enable you to critically reflect on the learning and debate epidemiological evidence and concepts 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 your summative assessment.

Formative Assessment:
Completion and submission (via Turnitin) of a brief outline of a key public health issue of your choosing and supporting evidence to be used in the summative grant application (500 words 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)
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:
Contact your module leader