HSC8046 : Applied Epidemiology (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2015/16
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ruth Bell
- Lecturer: Dr Fiona Pearson, Dr Colin Muirhead, Dr Jean Adams, Professor Heather Cordell, Dr Louise Hayes, Dr Balsam Ahmad, Professor Mark Pearce
- Head of School: Dr Blossom Stephan
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To operationalise the student’s knowledge of epidemiology, including an understanding of health surveillance and needs assessment, to answer practical problems, and to develop an understanding of the routine data sources available which may be used for health service planning and research.
Outline Of Syllabus
Health Surveillance; Health Information; Demography; Information Policy and Strategy in the NHS;Data Protection and confidentiality; Disease Registers; Health Needs Assessment; Health Needs Assessment in Practice; Patient and Public involvement in Health Needs Assessment; Screening
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||19||1:00||19:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||145:30||145:30||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The teaching and learning methods used, with the emphasis on practical activities in small groups and general interaction, were felt the most appropriate methods for a masters course with relatively small student numbers. Most of the students have significant experience of working in the health service, and the interactive nature of the learning methods enables them to discuss their experience and to relate that to the concepts and ideas being taught, thus aiding their knowledge and understanding of the subject area.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Data interpretation and knowledge and understanding will be assessed during the examination. The assignment will test the student’s ability to critically evaluate the influence of the different determinants on the trends, current rates and distribution of a particular chronic condition. Skills in accessing routine data, and in formulating and addressing health needs assessment problems will be formatively assessed by presentations of the students’ project work.