An Introduction to Population Health

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  • Week 1 - Week 1 - An Introduction to Population Health.
    This week will introduce some of the main topics relevant to population health, some of which are explored in more detail over the next few weeks.
  • Week 2 - Week 2 - An Introduction to Epidemiology,
    This week will introduce you to some of the ways in which we can find out more about the health of a population. This is known as epidemiology.
  • Week 3 - Week 3 - The State of the World’s Health.
    This week looks at some of the major health issues in the world and considers some of their causes and their consequences.
  • Week 4 - Week 4 - Global Influences on Population Health.
    This week looks at migration and poverty and how they are influencing the health of populations.
  • Week 5 - Week 5 - Population Health Interventions.
    This week looks at ways of improving the health at a population level, including different approaches to the design of specific 'interventions'.
  • Week 6 - Week 6 - Your Reflections
    We hope you have completed the previous five weeks of teaching on this short course. This week is an opportunity to focus on you. So you will be given direction to think about what you have learnt so far, and how this relates to your understanding of populati...




  • Dr Roger Harrison, Senior Lecturer (Teaching Focused)
    Centre for Epidemiology
  • Dr Arpana Verma, Senior Clinical Lecturer
    Center for Epidemiology


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