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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

NUFF5590M Communicable Disease Control

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: John Walley

Taught: 1 May to 30 June View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of the module, the student should be able to:
- select the appropriate interventions for common communicable diseases, including vector borne disease such as schistosomiasis;
- plan and implement disease control integrated with district health systems (eg, tuberculosis);
- control disease outbreaks;
- assess surveillance systems;
- review and plan for a disease control programme;
- understand key issues in planning and implementing disease control programmes in a broad context of health sector reform and decentralisation.

Skills outcomes
Burden of disease, policy, strategy, implementation of communicable disease prorammes - including within general health systems and the wider public health interventions.

In assignment, review of the problems, strategies and interventions most appropriate for a specific disease in their home country/work context.


- Selecting appropriate interventions for communicable disease control eg schistosomiasis and helminthiasis
- Plan and implement disease control integrated with district health systems eg tuberculosis
- Diarrhoea disease control
- Communicable disease control
- Surveillance
- Programming of national control programmes
- Outbreak control.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours126.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Private study time 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 related to references given in general reading list/books, and in handouts given out during the class sessions.

Students are expected to spend 91 hours on these activities.

Reading and preparation of the assignment: 35 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress 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 typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment1,500 words50.00
In-course AssessmentBrief answer communicable disease epidemiology and control50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00


Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/05/2024 11:42:15


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