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This module takes a strategic view of public health and applies relevant policy and strategy to a range of settings. This module will provide you with theory, knowledge, skills and abilities to develop and implement strategies to improve population health and in particular explores how evidence based environmental health practice adds value to public health. It reviews how environmental health can better disseminate and promote its purposes as part of a wider public health agenda.
The aim of this module is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to assess, judge and determine the effects of pollution and disease-causing agents, the likely or recognised impact on humans and how this impact can be minimised through control strategies and methodologies.
This module aims to interpret and analyse the range of stressors which impact act on the physical, social and human worlds and the mechanisms, points of impact and consequences for human health and well-being. It will develop your skills to critically evaluate potential and actual health outcomes, methodologies utilised in establishing causation and undertake detailed examination of the toxicological, epidemiological, and health demographics in the surveillance and prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases. It will give you an opportunity to explore and critically appraise examples of vectors of disease, including microorganisms; their diversity social, economic and public health significance; prevention and control.
This module aims to provide you with an overview, framework and functions of risk management in the context of cultural, legal and policy drivers and actor related factors influencing risk and strategic risk interventions, including organisational (structural and cultural positioning) and individual (resources and psychological constraints) to reveal tensions in both implementing and responding to risk.
This module aims to thoroughly appraise and evaluate the theoretical and practical aspects of identifying, managing and controlling occupational health and safety risks.
This module aim to display mastery in the professional practice of environmental health through exploring the application of knowledge and skills in the development of innovative solutions to complex environmental health problems taking account of the social, psychological and physiological context in which they present themselves. It will give you the opportunity to explore available interventions across all areas of environmental health, including food safety, health and safety, housing and environmental protection, to ensure a holistic approach to professional practice.
This module aims to explore and critique the theoretical and practical aspects of identifying, managing and controlling food safety risks. Also, it will thoroughly appraise the factors that determine food safety provision including legal requirements, management responsibilities, systems, and control options. The module will further develop your skills to determine and evaluate the appropriateness of legal and managerial approaches in light of current best practice, and the influence of external factors.
This module aims to develop a detailed knowledge of the composition and properties of foodstuffs and the relationship with safety, fitness, and quality within an overarching public health framework.
This module explores the relationship between housing, health and safety and ways in which housing, health and social care organisations can work more effectively together to deliver better health outcomes. The housing and health needs of a range of social and geographical communities will be considered with a view to developing effective, integrated, evidence-based strategies and interventions with a specific focus on the role of environmental health practitioners.
This module aims to provide you with the analytic, scientific, organisational and management skills to conduct, write and report an MSc research project. Such skills are supported by knowledge of experimental design, quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques, presentation skills and interactive computing skills.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.