2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
NUFF5001M Non-Communicable Diseases
15 creditsClass Size: 50
Module manager: Maryam Ba-Break
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2016/17
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe module aims to build skills in non communicable/chronic disease control (using particular disease examples).
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- describe the demographic and epidemiological transition;
- analyse evidence for intervention effectiveness;
- apply knowledge of health needs assessment, programme plans/proposals and implementation to control an NCD;
- evaluate community-preventive interventions for CVD, diabetes and over nutrition;
- critically assess the implementation issues for chronic disease care within the district health referral system;
- critically assess programme designs (models) relevant to NCD (and other chronic diseases), which include integration across community, primary and secondary care;
- critically assess the interventions to improve adherence, such as; including patient-centred care, expert patients, nurse led care etc.
Burden of disease, policy ,strategy, implementation of non-communicable disease.
In assignment, as above for a specific disease - applied to home country/work context.
This module will include the following components:
- A description of the 'epidemiological transition', the changing epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in developing countries
- The underlying risk factors for these diseases (nutrition, physical activity and tobacco)
- Policy measures which can be taken to prevent these trends and to deal with the consequences
- Examples of conditions to be covered are: the CVDs, diabetes, over-nutrition, psychiatric and related disorders (depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse), physical trauma and disability (traffic accidents, results of war)
- Programme design ('models') relevant to NCD, with examples of integrated care for chronic conditions; including community/family, primary and secondary care
- Innovative care; including patient-centred care, expert patients, nurse led care etc.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||126.00|
|Total Contact hours||24.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyPrivate study will include:
- set pre and post class session reading, such as WHO documents and published papers;
- preparation and writing notes on questions/issues related to topic of the set reading and to the forthcoming class group work/exercises;
- other reading relating to references given in general reading list/books, and in handouts given out during the class sessions.
- reading and preparation of the assignment.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress monitoring during class sessions will be by observation of:
- reading and observing their presentation of the key issues they have been asked to consider during private study of the set reading; and
- their understanding displayed during participation in class and group work discussion and exercises.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Presentation||Group work presentation||50.00|
|Assignment||1,000 - 1,500 word written assignment||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
For guidance on assessment of the groupwork, please see the study handbook.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 26/03/2018
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