The programme is designed to allow people to undertake their studies while working simultaneously with the intention to suit service, personal and academic requirements. This programme consists of seven 10-credit taught modules and one 20-credit research dissertation
Students take the following modules:
EH6092 Introduction to Public Health 10 credits
EH6096 Principles and Practices of Multi-Disciplinary Health Protection 10 credits
EH6101 Microbiology, Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases 10 credits
EH6097 Introduction to Social Research in Public Health 10 credits
EH6093 Introduction to Research Methods and Epidemiology 10 credits
EH6094 Public Health: Core Principles and Overview 10 credits
EH6095 Health Promotion and Advocacy 10 credits
EH6115 Dissertation 20 credits
Completion of the course will equip students with the knowledge to co-ordinate and manage infection prevention, control and health protection services in a broad number of settings.
On completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection students should be able to;
◾Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of public health.
◾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 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.
See College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on the modules.