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Module Code: DPH002
Module Title: Organising the Health of the Public I: Principles of Public Health
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This module provides an introduction to the concepts and basic principles that are fundamental for the study and practice of public health. Students will be introduced to the concepts of health and disease, as well as a range of factors affecting the health of populations including sociocultural, economic, political, environmental, dietary and biological factors.
Learning outcomes 
A. Identify how public health concepts can be applied to local, national, international and global public health issues.

B. List how biological, behavioural, dietary, socioeconomic and environmental factors can affect population health.

C. Define concepts that are fundamental to the study and practice of public health.



Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through lectures, seminars and student presentations.
Syllabus 
Concepts of Health


The History and Development of Public Health


Determination of the Health of Populations I: Introduction to distinguishing populations according to levels of analysis, including a differentiation of public health, international health and global health


Determining the Health of Populations II: Overview of how clinical measurement is applied in determining the health of populations


Determining the Health of Populations III: Overview of how dietary measurement is applied in determining the health of populations


Determining the Health of Populations IV: Overview of how biochemical measurement is applied in determining the health of populations


Classifying Disease: Overview of how diseases are classified; differentiating between communicable and noncommunicable diseases


The Physical Environment: Introduction to how human activity affects physical environments and how environments can affect human health


Sociocultural Environment: Introduction to the effect of the sociocultural environment on health and the relationships between the physical and sociocultural environments and health


Nutrition: Introduction to the effect of nutrition on health


Physical activity: Introduction to the effect of physical activity on health


Overnutrition and undernutrition as public health challenges


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Portfolio 40.00
2 Final Exam 60.00

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