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Epidemiology CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

Epidemiology focuses on the core knowledge and skills of the discipline to provide a solid foundation for learning of applied aspects of public health which you will encounter on other modules. You will develop skills in describing and analysing epidemiological data, critically appraising study designs, and reflecting on different public health issues in a way that is informed by on understanding of epidemiological principles. In the module we cover the definition, scope and history of epidemiology; the fundamental strategies of epidemiological research; approaches for assessing the validity of statistical associations and making judgements about causality; and explore measures of disease frequency and association. We will also examine the main epidemiological study designs and consider their strengths and limitations. We will examine the issue of analysis of epidemiological data including descriptive.

Module dates

Term 2

SEP: Wednesday 25 September 2019
OCT: Wednesday 2, 9, 16 and 23 October 2019 
NOV: Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 November 2019 
DEC: Wednesday 4 December 2019

Module Submission Date: 8 January 2020



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
  • A first degree in a medical, health-related or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree).
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0