Students take taught modules to the value of 30 credits incorporating 140 hours of structured contact time.
Students take 30 credits as follows:
EH6019 The Principles and Practice of Multi-disciplinary Health Protection (10 credits)
EH6046 Global and Environmental Health (5 credits)
EH6035 Practice Portfolio (5 credits) requires 10 days placement
MB6000 Microbiology for Health Protection (5 credits)
PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills (5 credits)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2014/2015.
Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2015/2016 intake of first year students (including repeats), this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2014 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2014/2015.
Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection (NFQ Level 9, Minor award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate management of infections caused by different pathogenic microorganisms
Investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections from sufficient knowledge of the characteristics and transmission of causative organisms
Select appropriate methods for control of hospital and community acquired infectious disease
Design, implement and evaluate co-ordinated control methods utilising tools such as reflective practice, audit and surveillance
Assess constraints of health protection delivery services and provide possible solutions to barriers
Describe the global impact of infectious diseases and strategies which are effective, partially effective and ineffective in management and prevention
Discuss the wider aspects of Health Protection
Discuss and identify effective methods to bring about practice change.