Health Promotion & Health Protection

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    Online (Asynchronous)



Module Overview:

This module introduces you to the key concepts of health protection, focusing on the identification, confirmation, and control of infectious disease outbreaks. This is paired with the development of health promotion strategies to address the underlying causes of ill health in populations.

You will develop a keen understanding of key global health issues including health determinants, the global burden of disease, health inequalities, strengthening of health systems, global health policies and politics as well as various strategies used to promote and protect health. You will be given an overview of health protection with a deeper focus on the investigation and control of infectious disease outbreaks. You will also develop skills in critical thinking, analysis, collaboration, communication and working with evidence to provide innovative solutions that can help improve health systems. Your learning will be supported by a range of online teaching methods that include directed and self-directed learning, group work, case studies, recorded lectures and threaded discussion boards. These tools will also be used to provide you with continuous formative feedback. Importantly, you will benefit from access to staff involved in LSTM’s global health research programmes.
The assessment for this module is a 3500-word written assignment (100%).

Course Length (weeks):

12 Weeks

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