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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

NUFF3120 Communicable Disease Control

10 creditsClass Size: 55

Module manager: Tom Dessoffy
Email: T.R.Dessoffy@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Two years of satisfactory completion of medical undergraduate course and selection for entry by Module Leader or representative.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should:
- know the most important communicable diseases in developing countries, their impact and factors that encourage their spread;
- understand the impact of the social, economic and political factors on the distribution and spread of communicable diseases, including the effects of globalisation, international travel and urbanisation;
- understand the global pattern of emerging infections of international health importance;
- know the main control and preventive measures for important infections such as TB, HIV/AIDS, and malaria;
- be able to link the theoretical aspect of equity, feasibility and sustainability with designing and implementing disease control programmes in relation to the social and economic context and health services available;
- be able to access and use information on communicable disease treatment and control.

Skills outcomes
- Be able to critically analyse the impact of the social, economic and political factors on the distribution and spread of communicable diseases, including the effects of globalisation, international travel and urbanisation;
- Be able to link the theoretical aspect of equity, feasibility and sustainability with designing and implementing disease control programmes in relation to the social and economic context and health services available;
- Be able to access and use information on communicable disease treatment and control;
- Be able to plan for control and preventive measures for important infections such as TB, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.


Syllabus

This module will provide and introduction to communicable disease control and prevention in developing countries. It analyses the global burden of disease related to communicable diseases, and provides a review of major communicable diseases and control measures in a developing country context. Teaching will be centred around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, TB, malaria, typhoid fever, measles and other common parasitic infections. It explores the impact of globalisation, international travel and urbanisation on communicable diseases and analyses the global pattern of emerging infections.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

50 hours - Set reading before and after sessions and related exercise work (to be presented and discussed in class);
30 hours - Assignment preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring: Observe and give feedback on individual/group presentations and exercises in class. This will take place when the individual/group discussion/exercise forms a part of class activities in relation to a particular topic.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment2,000 word proposal to address a communicable disease in a low/middle income setting100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 16:33:09

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