Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

11 weeks
January - March
Tuesday 9.00- 11.00 a.m.

What is it about?

To provide a concise review of the threats to the Public Health from communicable disease and describe the tools available to counter these threats. To give students an understanding of the epidemiological principles involved in the spread of infection. To indicate the main past, present and future problems in infectious disease. To describe the surveillance and prevention of these infections.

Who is it for?

All disciplines involved in the management of public health aspects of communicable disease control. A useful addition to the core knowledge and skills for general practitioners.

Why should you undertake it?

Infectious disease continues to offer us significant challenge with the threat of new and re-emerging pathogens. The recent experience with SARS, Avian Influenza and the Childhood Vaccination Programme (in particular MMR) provide valuable lesions for all health professionals. This is a module which has something for everyone.