Health Protection

This course aims to enable a systematic understanding of the impact of communicable diseases (biological hazards) and other environmental hazards on the health of a population. During the course you will critically appraise the roles of persons and agencies responsible for the prevention, surveillance and control of communicable diseases, environmental hazards and emergency planning. 

START DATE: January 2018 and January 2019
CONTACT: Tom Green

You will also develop a sound understanding of the practical application of epidemiology and statistics in relation to health protection practice through the use of examples.

This course will give you an introduction to the theoretical basis for the evolving practice of health protection, mainly focused on the United Kingdom, i.e. protection from infectious diseases, prevention of harm when hazards involving chemicals, poisons or radiation occur and preparation for new and emerging threats, such as a bio-terrorist attack or virulent new strains of disease.

You will gain some practical insight into the work of Public Health England, and into the roles of other professionals who are responsible for or contribute to health protection.