Communicable Disease, Emergence, Detection and Response Other PG Award
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Communicable Disease, Emergence, Detection and Response Other PG Award

The University of Bradford

This module addresses the following issues:

Introduction to communicable diseases - patterns of infection; infectious disease threats, surveillance systems and epidemiological investigation

Contact diseases - skin and eye conditions; sexually transmitted diseases; HIV/AIDS; malaria; diseases spread through faeco-oral route; air-borne diseases; Tuberculosis, hepatitis viruses, hospital acquired infection

Global patient safety challenge - sterilization and cross infection control; trends, / prevention and control measures; effectiveness of a number of key national disease control programmes, for example: working on the efficacy, safety and uptake of vaccines in routine use; the uptake and effectiveness of national screening, antibiotic use and misuse

Role of NGO, WHO, policy and government targets, surveillance of targets. Service planning; contingency, responsibility, inequality, public perception of threat, organizational responsiveness. Role of the media, UK infection control and management of public health threats

Other PG Award Award
Part-time Study Mode
4 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants should be working as, or be qualified as a healthcare professional.

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