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Global Public Health - Short Course

The course aim is to provide participants with background to the key public health issues, disciplines and approaches to assessing evidence and prioritising health problems in a range of settings.

Course Content:

-an introduction of epidemiology

-disease burden patterns around the world

-how to critically assess evidence

-methods for prioritising health problems

-major trends in disease patterns and factors influencing those (reference to epidemiological transition; HIV and TB epidemics; new and -growing environmental risks; disease related impacts of globalisation; effects of economic crisis)

-selected issues in public health

Credit Rating - 15 SCOTCAT

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