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Introduction to Demography and Epidemiology - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

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Course overview

The professional development course, Introduction to Demography and Epidemiology, is for all professionals working in the health, social care and associated voluntary sectors

On this course you will learn about demography and epidemiology and their use as tools for identifying and addressing health needs at a population level. You will develop an understanding of concepts, data sources and research methods used in relation to health and illness and learn to identify the strengths, limitations and potential of different sources of demographic and epidemiological data used in the formation of public health policy and interventions.

It is not essential for you to have a previous knowledge of demography or epidemiology. However, you will need to have access to demographic and epidemiological data for a particular area or population, from a range of sources including the World Wide Web. You will be taught using lectures, seminars, guided learning based on formative exercises within a workbook, independent study and group discussions.

Assessment will be in the form of an examination, based on material submitted by you, relating to a contemporary public health issue. You will be required to show your knowledge and skills in identifying, handling, interpreting and critiquing the data you use to develop a rationale for a public health intervention.

Course overview

The professional development course, Introduction to Demography and Epidemiology, is for all professionals working in the health, social care and associated voluntary sectors

On this course you will learn about demography and epidemiology and their use as tools for identifying and addressing health needs at a population level. You will develop an understanding of concepts, data sources and research methods used in relation to health and illness and learn to identify the strengths, limitations and potential of different sources of demographic and epidemiological data used in the formation of public health policy and interventions.

It is not essential for you to have a previous knowledge of demography or epidemiology. However, you will need to have access to demographic and epidemiological data for a particular area or population, from a range of sources including the World Wide Web. You will be taught using lectures, seminars, guided learning based on formative exercises within a workbook, independent study and group discussions.

Assessment will be in the form of an examination, based on material submitted by you, relating to a contemporary public health issue. You will be required to show your knowledge and skills in identifying, handling, interpreting and critiquing the data you use to develop a rationale for a public health intervention.

Course overview

The professional development course, Introduction to Demography and Epidemiology, is for all professionals working in the health, social care and associated voluntary sectors

On this course you will learn about demography and epidemiology and their use as tools for identifying and addressing health needs at a population level. You will develop an understanding of concepts, data sources and research methods used in relation to health and illness and learn to identify the strengths, limitations and potential of different sources of demographic and epidemiological data used in the formation of public health policy and interventions.

It is not essential for you to have a previous knowledge of demography or epidemiology. However, you will need to have access to demographic and epidemiological data for a particular area or population, from a range of sources including the World Wide Web. You will be taught using lectures, seminars, guided learning based on formative exercises within a workbook, independent study and group discussions.

Assessment will be in the form of an examination, based on material submitted by you, relating to a contemporary public health issue. You will be required to show your knowledge and skills in identifying, handling, interpreting and critiquing the data you use to develop a rationale for a public health intervention.

Award(s)Advanced Professional Development (20 credits at Level HE7)
Admissions (MCR) code0429-P
Mode of attendance Part-time
Duration(s) 15 weeks: this course involves attending for 2 hours per week.
Start date(s) To be announced
Entry requirementsA first degree is preferable, however applications will be considered on individual merit
Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
Location(s) University of Bolton:
Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

Fees, funding and finance information

There are no fees to display for this academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

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Contact us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Trish Houghton (Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903756

For general information about the university and an application form please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

Web: http://www.bolton.ac.uk

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