27-30 March 2017.
Course duration: 4 days (approximately 24 hours teaching, consisting of lectures and group work sessions).
Registration will begin at 9.15am on the first day, the course will finish by 3.30pm on the final day.
Janet McCulloch (course organiser). The contributors are epidemiologists, consultants and specialists from Public Health England.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
This course is intended for those who are involved in the control of infectious, environmental and/or radiological hazards. This includes those working in health protection, public health, environmental health and infection control.
It is a valuable introduction to those new to a health protection role or preparing to participate in out of hours on call rotas, such as Health Protection Nurses and Practitioners and Public Health Specialty Registrars. The course also contributes to the development of the health protection competencies required for the UK Public Health Register.
Applicants who have completed a communicable disease control module of a Masters in Public Health may find some overlap, but this course also offers content on the management of non-communicable disease hazards and emergency preparedness and also extensive application of theory to practice through interactive group work.
Some knowledge of the epidemiology and microbiology of the major infectious diseases in the UK and relevant terminology is needed to gain full benefit from this course.
Topics to be covered will include:
Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook (2012) Hawker, Begg, Blair, et al.
Please note bookings for this course have now closed.
We are currently compiling our 2017/18 course programme. Bookings will open at the beginning of October 2017. Please check back nearer the time for more details.
More information on course fees, fee waivers and reduced prices.
School of Social and Community Medicine
39 Whatley Road
Coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits will be available to all students. A light lunch is provided for all paying participants. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Information about accommodation.
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