London, United Kingdom

Population and Public Health

when 26 June 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2350

The module will introduce students to definitions, basic theories and conceptual frameworks on influences having impact on individual as well as population health. Students will be introduced to the history of population health. Finally, it will also introduce basic measurements of outcomes and risk factors used in population and public health.
It will provide an introduction to the history of population health. The role of London in public health research will be explored and the basic measurements of outcomes and risk factors used in public health, and data sources used in population health, will be introduced.

Course leader

Professor Hynek Pikhart and Dr Anne Peasey

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Understand terminology used in population health, epidemiology, and public health, including major types of study design and their advantages and disadvantages;

Understand basic measures used in population and public health;

Be able to discuss theories concerning the causes of health inequalities and links between major determinants of health and a range of health outcomes;

Be able to outline the nature of health inequalities by socioeconomic status, ethnic group and gender; globally and within countries including the UK;

Be able to summarise examples of evidence, from birth and across the life course, supporting differing theories of health inequalities.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2350: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.