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137023| Multiple Locations| Webinar: Sports Symposium|

Sport your CPD proudly and book onto our comprehensive and holistic masterclass on the theme of sports!

Over two dates, Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th November, seven speakers of different specialties will be exploring a range of topics to help your patients, whether amateur or professional sportspeople. They will be delving into nutrition, hormones, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, and other conditions which can be found in, or developed as a result of, participation in sport.

Take away 8 hours’ group learning CPD and in-depth knowledge of a wide range of conditions associated with sport.

 

Saturday 6th November:

Sports Nutrition for Optimal Performance & Recovery - Dr Kunle Odetoyinbo, Consultant Performance And Health Specialist

Nutrition is intrinsically linked to our physiology and has the power to influence the plasticity of the human body. Whilst inappropriate nutrition in sport has the potential to cause ill health and injury, optimised dietary habits have the potential to elevate sporting performance and adaptation to training. Dr Odetoyinbo will be exploring how nutrition has a significant role to play in the preparation for, participation in and recovery from training, competition and exercise. His wealth of expertise and experience in performance medicine will inform the talk invaluably, with advice on sporting requirements and nutrition for the individual’s lifestyle.

 

Optimising the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Back Pain - Professor Hasan Tahir, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, and Mrs Sian Bamford, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Collaboratively and from a multidisciplinary perspective, Professor Hasan Tahir and Mrs Sian Bamford will be exploring inflammatory spinal conditions which can occur in athletes and amateur sportspeople. Improve your understanding of how to spot the signs of conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis, their pathophysiologies, and diagnosis to differentiate from mechanical back pain. We will also be delving into how and when an appropriate referral to a specialist is required.

 

My 5 Favourite Ankle and Foot Clinical Signs: A masterclass to enhance your clinical examination - Mr Sam Singh, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

A remarkably large number of foot and ankle conditions can be diagnosed by clinical examination. The focus of this talk by Mr Sam Singh will be to understand and learn the best-practice examination techniques to carry out on your patients for accurate diagnosis. We will be delving into five conditions: ankle impingement, ankle instability, peroneal tendon pathologies, Morton’s neuroma, and big toe joint pathologies. Conservative and operative treatment routes will also be explored.

 

Saturday 13th November:

Concussion & Head Injury in Sport - Dr Ben Turner, Consultant Neurologist

This talk will focus on the neurological aetiology and results of concussion and head injury in sport. Dr Ben Turner will be delving into the signs to spot, whether on or off the pitch, and how to diagnose concussion. This will include what clinicians can do for patients with persistent or worsened symptoms, also known as post-concussion syndrome. Exploring traumatic head injury, Dr Turner will be helping us to understand the consequences and impact on the brain. He will look at the long-term sequelae, and how you can help your patients manage the effects.

 

Adolescent Sports & Performance: An Endocrine Perspective - Dr Nicky Keay, Honorary Fellow & Sports And Dance Endocrinologist

Exercise is very important for health, throughout life. However, there are special considerations for adolescents when it comes to exercise training for this to be beneficial and not detrimental to endocrine networks. Dr Nicky Keay will explore strategies for male and female adolescents to train in a way that is in harmony with their hormone networks and optimise performance moving into adulthood.

 

Strength You Can Use: Modern Myofascial Concepts in Sports Physiotherapy - Mr Francesco Contiero, Physiotherapist & Osteopath

From a joint physiotherapy and osteopathic perspective, Mr Francesco Contiero will be utilising his expertise and experience in both areas to inform this talk. We will be exploring challenges to traditional physiotherapy practices led by the latest evidence on pain science, particularly in terms of myofascial or referred pain. Practical applications of myofascial research for sports rehabilitation will be examined, such as gentle stretching, exercise, massage, posture training and ultrasound. Mr Contiero will also be reviewing patient-centred practice with evidence-based support.

 

We encourage you to join live to get the full benefit of our interactive experience. If you can’t make the live session, however, all talks will be recorded and made available to those booked on afterwards.

Speakers: Dr Kunle Odetoyinbo (Consultant Performance And Health Specialist), Professor Hasan Tahir (Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist), Mrs Sian Bamford (Advanced Practice Physiotherapist), Mr Sam Singh (Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon), Dr Ben Turner (Consultant Neurologist), Dr Nicky Keay (Honorary Fellow & Sports And Dance Endocrinologist), Mr Francesco Contiero (Physiotherapist & Osteopath)

What's included: Live group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of all the talks (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Price: £109 + VAT

137022| Multiple Locations| Webinar: Sports Symposium|

Sport your CPD proudly and book onto our comprehensive and holistic masterclass on the theme of sports!

Over two dates, Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th November, seven speakers of different specialties will be exploring a range of topics to help your patients, whether amateur or professional sportspeople. They will be delving into nutrition, hormones, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, and other conditions which can be found in, or developed as a result of, participation in sport.

Take away 8 hours’ group learning CPD and in-depth knowledge of a wide range of conditions associated with sport.

 

Saturday 6th November:

Sports Nutrition for Optimal Performance & Recovery - Dr Kunle Odetoyinbo, Consultant Performance And Health Specialist

Nutrition is intrinsically linked to our physiology and has the power to influence the plasticity of the human body. Whilst inappropriate nutrition in sport has the potential to cause ill health and injury, optimised dietary habits have the potential to elevate sporting performance and adaptation to training. Dr Odetoyinbo will be exploring how nutrition has a significant role to play in the preparation for, participation in and recovery from training, competition and exercise. His wealth of expertise and experience in performance medicine will inform the talk invaluably, with advice on sporting requirements and nutrition for the individual’s lifestyle.

 

Optimising the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Back Pain - Professor Hasan Tahir, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, and Mrs Sian Bamford, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Collaboratively and from a multidisciplinary perspective, Professor Hasan Tahir and Mrs Sian Bamford will be exploring inflammatory spinal conditions which can occur in athletes and amateur sportspeople. Improve your understanding of how to spot the signs of conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis, their pathophysiologies, and diagnosis to differentiate from mechanical back pain. We will also be delving into how and when an appropriate referral to a specialist is required.

 

My 5 Favourite Ankle and Foot Clinical Signs: A masterclass to enhance your clinical examination - Mr Sam Singh, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

A remarkably large number of foot and ankle conditions can be diagnosed by clinical examination. The focus of this talk by Mr Sam Singh will be to understand and learn the best-practice examination techniques to carry out on your patients for accurate diagnosis. We will be delving into five conditions: ankle impingement, ankle instability, peroneal tendon pathologies, Morton’s neuroma, and big toe joint pathologies. Conservative and operative treatment routes will also be explored.

 

Saturday 13th November:

Concussion & Head Injury in Sport - Dr Ben Turner, Consultant Neurologist

This talk will focus on the neurological aetiology and results of concussion and head injury in sport. Dr Ben Turner will be delving into the signs to spot, whether on or off the pitch, and how to diagnose concussion. This will include what clinicians can do for patients with persistent or worsened symptoms, also known as post-concussion syndrome. Exploring traumatic head injury, Dr Turner will be helping us to understand the consequences and impact on the brain. He will look at the long-term sequelae, and how you can help your patients manage the effects.

 

Adolescent Sports & Performance: An Endocrine Perspective - Dr Nicky Keay, Honorary Fellow & Sports And Dance Endocrinologist

Exercise is very important for health, throughout life. However, there are special considerations for adolescents when it comes to exercise training for this to be beneficial and not detrimental to endocrine networks. Dr Nicky Keay will explore strategies for male and female adolescents to train in a way that is in harmony with their hormone networks and optimise performance moving into adulthood.

 

Strength You Can Use: Modern Myofascial Concepts in Sports Physiotherapy - Mr Francesco Contiero, Physiotherapist & Osteopath

From a joint physiotherapy and osteopathic perspective, Mr Francesco Contiero will be utilising his expertise and experience in both areas to inform this talk. We will be exploring challenges to traditional physiotherapy practices led by the latest evidence on pain science, particularly in terms of myofascial or referred pain. Practical applications of myofascial research for sports rehabilitation will be examined, such as gentle stretching, exercise, massage, posture training and ultrasound. Mr Contiero will also be reviewing patient-centred practice with evidence-based support.

 

We encourage you to join live to get the full benefit of our interactive experience. If you can’t make the live session, however, all talks will be recorded and made available to those booked on afterwards.

Speakers: Dr Kunle Odetoyinbo (Consultant Performance And Health Specialist), Professor Hasan Tahir (Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist), Mrs Sian Bamford (Advanced Practice Physiotherapist), Mr Sam Singh (Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon), Dr Ben Turner (Consultant Neurologist), Dr Nicky Keay (Honorary Fellow & Sports And Dance Endocrinologist), Mr Francesco Contiero (Physiotherapist & Osteopath)

What's included: Live group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of all the talks (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Price: £109 + VAT

137021| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Shoulder & Elbow Instability, Including AC Joint|

Give instability the cold shoulder with the latest updates in shoulder and elbow pathophysiologies.

Whether your patients are active, athletic or have acquired an injury accidentally, understand how to examine, diagnose and treat instability conditions. Mr Peter Domos, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, will be exploring upper limb instability in the shoulder, elbow and acromioclavicular (AC) joint. 

Define and pinpoint the characteristics of instability in the upper limb by understanding the aetiology of the conditions. Mr Domos will be exploring each type of instability and how to examine patients, as well as the necessary imaging, such as X-rays, MRIs, CTs for accurate diagnosis. We will be looking at conditions, such as shoulder dislocation and subluxation, labral tear, and AC joint instability. Mr Domos will be delving into best-practice methods of communication for treatment. For instance, we will be discussing how to advise whether conservative methods, such as exercise, bracing and physical therapies; medications, such as NSAIDs; or surgery is deemed necessary, or a combination.

In the second half of the evening, we will be focusing on elbow instability. While some may experience acute symptoms, we will be examining the potential for chronic injuries or posttraumatic sequela, such as: Posterolateral rotatory instability, Valgus instability, Varus posteromedial rotatory instability. In both acute and chronic cases, patients may need separate management and we will be exploring the symptoms to identify, approaches to examination and treatment techniques which may be operative or non-operative.

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Mr Peter Domos, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

137020| University of Manchester| Nutrition and Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This course unit will be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the concept of “you are what you eat”. It will be relevant to health professionals, policymakers, managers and public health practitioners. The course will examine how good nutrition is not only important to individuals, but also for good population health. We will consider what is good nutrition and investigate the impacts of not eating well and the global obesity threat. How effective are nutritional policies in ensuring good health. Does a good diet make you clever? What are global nutritional policies that improve population health?
This is an interactive on-line course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

Key themes

  • What does nutrition include and what is good diet
  • How nutrition can contribute to public health issues
  • How policy, societies, industries, individuals can improve public health nutrition
  • How to appraise evidence in public health nutrition critically

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 31st May 2022.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH66662#course-unit-details

137019| University of Manchester| Infection Prevention & Control|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This unit looks at Infection Prevention and Control from a public health perspective, and aims to:

1. Identify the impact of healthcare associated infections and provide an introduction to the art and science of Infection Prevention and Control, appraising the evidence-base behind policies, guidance and implementation.
2. Equip students with the skills to apply core principles of Infection Prevention and Control in their professional settings.

This course unit is one of the blended options provided on the MPH. Students choosing Infection Prevention and Control will need to be available for the face-to-face teaching block running 5th – 7th July 2022 at The University of Manchester. The 3 days will involve live webinars, presentations and group work. A virtual option may be available depending on government guidelines. We will keep you informed of any changes via My Manchester and regular programme communications.

 

Syllabus

    • Burden of disease from healthcare associated infections.
    • Infection Prevention and Control teams and procedures.
    • Basic communicable disease control.
    • Audit, surveillance and investigation.
    • Antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance.
    • Practical applications of guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control teams, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and cleaning.
    • Case studies (including Staphylococcus aureus, TB, Clostridium difficile, Norovirus, bloodborne viruses, Ebola, Covid-19).
    • Infection Prevention and Control in global settings.
    • Practical applications of root cause analysis/audit/outbreak investigation.

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 31st May 2022.

Full details can be seen on our website:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65552#course-unit-details

137018| University of Manchester| Implementing Strategy in Dental Services|

Study our Personal Professional Development courses in Public Health and Primary Care.

  • Develop new or existing skills and knowledge in various areas of public health and primary care if you are a health professional.
  • Fit your learning around other commitments through our online courses.
  • Take individual units as standalone Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses or choose multiple units to build credits for a PGCert, PGDip or master's qualification.
  • Study at a university ranked 6 th in the UK, 8 th in Europe and 27 th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

 

Course overview

This course unit is for students who want to explore how to get the best from a system for providing oral healthcare - both treatment and prevention. It is about putting into action our plans for a service.

We aim to enable the student to understand the systems within which dental services are planned and delivered, to identify the opportunities for improvement and to anticipate and address the barriers to change.

Throughout, there is an emphasis on preventing oral health problems and on reducing inequalities. It is not assumed that students have taken any other course units prior to starting this unit.  

 

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to dental services – aims, methods of addressing oral health problems, models of delivery.
  2. Systems for financing and remuneration and impact on delivery of dental care.
  3. Quality in dental care systems – how it may be defined, assessed and achieved.
  4. Planning services for population needs at system and local level.
  5. Planning workforce to match population needs.
  6. How dental care systems may be changed. 
  7. How dental care may be delivered for groups with additional needs and those who are hard to reach.
  8. How oral health problems may be prevented at practice and population level.
  9. The role and impact of regulations and legislation in dental health care systems.
  10. Methods to ensure appropriate service delivery.

 

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022. Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH76072#course-unit-details

137017| University of Manchester| Guideline Development and Implementation|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Practically this module will help to enable clinicians to evaluate whether to use guidelines and to provide them with an understanding about approaches to implementation in the local setting. Methodologically, this module will provide those interested in careers in health scientists with an understanding of approaches to guideline development and implementation.

 

Syllabus

The module will cover:

  • Identifying a need for guidelines
  • Identifying relevant stakeholders
  • Identifying evidence
  • Development processes including a range of case studies
  • Critical appraisals of guidelines including development processes
  • Strategies and interventions to support the translation of evidence into practice, including the role of behavioural science for implementation
  • Evaluating and updating guidelines
  • Guideline repositories

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH68012#course-unit-details

137016| University of Manchester| Business, Media & Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Business and the media are having an increasingly apparent impact on the health of populations worldwide, positively and negatively. Issues such as trade, regulation and legislation vary globally and historically, and this course unit will explore how it can affect the health of populations in an internationalised world. The course also explores the role the media can and does play in conveying health messages to the general public, and how the rise in social media use has led to new problems such as the infodemic, but also potential opportunities.

Students will be assessed through their contribution to an open access resource on business, media and health. Students will conduct an individual piece of work over the full semester supported by their peers and will receive regular formative feedback from the course unit coordinators. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to generate a high quality output of benefit beyond the course unit.  

 

Syllabus

The unit will cover the following major themes, exemplified with contemporary case studies to keep the unit up to date, and with flexibility to incorporate any developing trends: 

  • The relationship between business, media and health, incorporating historical trends up to the present day focussing on technology, big-business and social media 
  • Legislation and Regulation – the industry influence on health policy covering issues such as taxes on unhealthy food and drink, regulation of alcohol and tobacco and the way that industry has challenged and adapted such measures 
  • Health as a business – to include investment in technology for health, the role of pharmaceutical companies, the commodification of healthcare, and how businesses can promote health for their consumers and workforce
  • Trade, internationalisation and health – international agreements around IP and licencing and the impact on global public health, free and fair trade, access and competition for healthy and unhealthy goods 
  • Framing of health issues – health reporting and representation of health issues in the media, production and circulation of health news, the media’s role in raising awareness of health issues and the risk of stigmatisation or discrimination 
  • The media and health promotion – theory and methods of mass media campaigns (to include social media), media advocacy, health and media literacy, inclusion of diverse population groups  
  • Infodemiology – the spread of misinformation and the impact on public health, and the role of both business and media in facilitating and mitigating this 
  • Social media and health – the role social media plays in health communication and the positive and negative (public) health impacts of the increase in social media usage 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65092#course-unit-details

137015| University of Manchester| One Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

‘One Health’ is a “worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of healthcare for people, animals and the environment” 
It is a relatively new concept, although its predecessors, such as ‘One Medicine’ have been around for over a decade.   ‘One Health is recognised globally   and has recently  gained momentum as a collaborative and trans disciplinary approach to human, animal and ecosystem health.  The alarming acceleration of climate change and its consequences, the devastating impact of pandemics combined with a multitude of related issues such as food security, AB resistance and the emergence of new environmental threats to health  highlight the need for a new approach. It is  impossible to tackle these with a single profession or disciplinary approach.
The increasing professionalisation of the ‘One Health’ field is accelerating  with significant and growing research outputs; emerging policies at the international, national and local levels; and standardisation of practice foretelling the creation of a new discipline with a new cadre of professionals within, or in addition to, current public health professions.

Syllabus

Key themes
•    An overview of the origins, the history and the evolution of the ‘One Health’ concept; its definition and the justification; as well as the evidence behind its successful transformation into a new discipline in its own right. 
•    The theoretical basis of human, animal and environmental health as part of the same ecosystem requiring a unified toolkit for its enquiry, policy and practice.
•    Practical applications to AB resistance, Zoonoses, and food security
•    Applications to infectious diseases
•    Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) including Mental Health and social wellbeing and their relationship to ‘One Health’
•    The economics of ‘One Health’
•    Policies, governance, ethical and legal considerations
•    Innovation, research and “futuring” of One Health
•    Exploration of the concepts of mutli-disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity to the ‘One Health’ strategy. 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65082#course-unit-details

 

137014| University of Manchester| A One Health Response to Antimicrobial Resistance|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This is a new and exciting module, and follows the recent Tripartite Agreement with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organization for Animal Health to take an integrated, one health approach with respect to antimicrobial resistance. The module is an opportunity for students to understand the reality of this global priority, recognised by the World Economic Forum, organizations listed above, and international experts as grave an issue as climate change, and probably worse. Attention is given to a local and global perspective, drawing on examples from the UK and low income countries in particular.

The module considers the micro and macro level influences and possible solutions for antimicrobial resistance. This includes opportunities for students to examine and critique national and international policy, reflect on the structural and social determinants of health, and human behaviours in relation to this topic.

Given the breadth and depth of the one-health agenda for antimicrobial resistance, the module has had to focus on just antibiotic resistance, but notes the similarities with antiviral and antifungal resistance, both health priorities too.

Students do not need to have studied previous topics nor have a detailed understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, or be a clinician. The aim of the module is to upskill the public health profession as a whole and for our students to be capable of making a lasting impact, within and across a one health agenda on antimicrobial resistance.

Syllabus

Key themes:

  1. The introduction of antibiotics ‘the magic bullet’
  2. The development of antibiotic resistance
  3. Antibiotics in the food chain, agriculture and animal health
  4. Use and impact of antibiotics in the environment
  5. Surveillance systems for responding to antibiotic resistance
  6. People and behaviours.
  7. Human healthcare
  8. The role of the pharmaceutical industry, and economic impacts.
  9. UK and global policy
  10. Society and structure

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65072#course-unit-details

137013| University of Manchester| Behaviour Change and Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Behaviour change for health, especially public health, has become one of the most prominent topics of discussion within academic and lay circles in recent times. Behaviour change encompasses all aspects of human behaviour and how they are linked to overall health including physical and mental health. Behaviour change has endless applications within and beyond health with research concentrating on how we can change individual behaviours to achieve optimal health outcomes and how to sustain changes in behaviour over a critical amount of time for behaviours to become habits. The need for a specific module in behaviour change for public health arises from the expanding interest and research on behaviour change in public health. This is a relatively new area but has had some major indicative’s which have been taken on not just in public health but across different fields. Major public organizations including the World Health Organization, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England have either recently published specific guidelines or are in the process of collating information to form guidelines on the use of behaviour change and behaviour science in public health. Moreover, more and more industry players are focusing on behaviour change creating an ever-increasing demand on this area. Finally, a significant number of behaviour change consultancies (Behaviour Insights Team, Behavioural Architects, The Decision Lab etc.) have appeared in a short period of time outlining the growth potential in this area. 

Syllabus

  • How individual behaviours can contribute to public health issues
  • How public health interventions can change behaviour (and the theory behind this)
  • Understand the key methodological considerations around behaviour change/behaviour change interventions (for example the Behaviour Change Wheel)
  • Developing a Behaviour change intervention for a public health issue
  • Evaluating real world behaviour change interventions in public health 
  • Inequalities in health and behaviour change
  • The unintended consequences of behaviour change on public health 
  • Engaging the public and differing specialities in the design and implementation of behaviour change interventions

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65062#course-unit-details

137012| University of Manchester| Introduction to Health Policy|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This course unit provides an introduction to health policy, including approaches to policymaking, policy analysis, and its evaluation. The unit is of relevance to a range of professions within health and care services, the wider public services, and those interested in public policy at the local, national and international scale. This extends to NHS staff, local authorities, the voluntary sector, non-government agencies, policy think-tanks, and consultancies in the health policy world. The course complements existing units on ‘Health Services Management’, ‘Implementation Sciences’, and ‘UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy’. It is unique in providing techniques for evaluating policy and offering students an opportunity to design an outline for their own policy evaluation. This unit is relevant internationally, using both core case studies and inviting examples of health policies from students’ own contexts, in order to apply and test concepts from the course in relation to different international settings.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through, and reflect on, the online course material independently. Students are expected to engage in weekly discussion boards with their peers and tutors. 10% of the total marks for this course will be awarded for assessed group discussion board activity. You must participate in these group discussions during weeks 1,3,4,5,7,9 of the course to access these marks.Students are also encouraged to engage with the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions, give feedback to one another, and check their understanding of key concepts and methods introduced during the course unit.

 

Syllabus

  • What is policy? Theoretical ideas shaping the nature of policy and policymaking; what constitutes policy and how it is made; conceptual framework with which other aspects of ‘policymaking’ can be understood, including its implementation and evaluation.
  • Policy context: The meaning of the term ‘context’ in relation to policy; demographic, economic, social and political contexts of policy; influence of international, national and regional/local contexts on policy.
  • How and why policy is made: models used by policy analysts to make sense of the business of making policy; ‘stages’ model of the policy process; policy ‘streams’ and ‘windows’; policy cycles; and factors influencing the policy agenda.
  • Policy transfer: Differing ways in which policy is transferred; how policy may be transferred; conditions which help / hinder policy transfer.
  • Policy implementation models: Identify and appreciate different models used for implementing health policy (top-down, bottom-up and two-way models).
  • Barriers to implementing policy: Identify some of the many potential barriers to implementation of health policies.
  • Evaluation approaches: Definitions of evaluation; why evaluation might be undertaken; main types of evaluation.
  • Evaluation design: Philosophical approaches to evaluation and the practical issues that arise in performing evaluation; designing a policy evaluation, understanding the complexities and issues involved.
  • Why policy interventions work or fail: complexity of policymaking and policy analysis; judgements of ‘success’ or ‘failure’ depend upon underlying assumptions about how society works and of human behaviour; critically evaluating policy interventions.

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65052#course-unit-details

 

137011| University of Manchester| Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct a systematic review of intervention effectiveness. Vocational relevance This module will help both clinicians and health scientists develop their careers in the area of evidence synthesis by providing them with the knowledge and skills to conduct a systematic review of intervention effectiveness as part of a team.

Syllabus

The module is intended to provide students with an overview of systematic reviews but will primarily be focused on systematic reviews of intervention effectiveness. The module will cover the following areas:

  • Formulating review questions
  • Selecting appropriate review types
  • Developing eligibility criteria and identifying evidence
  • Critical appraisal for different study designs
  • Data synthesis (meta-analysis & narrative) and interpretation
  • Reporting standards and GRADE

 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH68001#course-unit-details

 

 

137010| University of Manchester| Climate Change and Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

The course is aimed at those who have an interest in, or work in, public health and/or primary care or similar settings. As public health professionals, it is important to have an understanding of the implications of climate change on health. The impacts of climate change are already being felt worldwide and they are forecast to escalate over the coming years. It will be imperative for public health personnel to understand the challenges that climate change is bringing and to be able to plan and implement preventative measures and services. Adaptation of health services and responses to new and potentially novel threats to health that an area, region or country may not have faced before, will be vital.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

Introduction to climate change

Scenarios and international agreements

Extreme climate events and effects on health

Species distribution, allergies and infectious diseases

Agriculture, food and nutrition

Indirect effects on health

Migration and displacement

Global responses to climate change

Co-benefits, mitigation and adaptation

Developing setting specific responses

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65042#course-unit-details

 

137009| University of Manchester| Public Health Benefits of Green and Blue Space|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

The course unit is aimed at those who have an interest in, or work in, public health and/or primary care or similar settings, especially those in local authorities and other local, community service delivery organisations. Public health professionals need to have a good understanding of how the local environment affects the health of the populations they serve. The positive health effects of spending time in and around natural environments have become well documented. We value our green spaces, such as parks and forests, and blue spaces, such as canals, and lakes and coastal areas. These natural benefits to health also have important, additional benefits as mitigating measures against climate change. There are recent calls for the instigation of ‘green prescribing’ to encourage patients to grasp the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing without the use of medication and other costly interventions offered by health and social services. By educating future public health professionals in these opportunities, we further the possibility of improving health and local environments, and reducing the burden on overstretched services.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to green and blue spaces and urbanisation
  • Urban planning and design
  • Green and blue space and health and wellbeing
  • Quality or quantity? Standards and indicators
  • Green prescribing and the health services
  • Green infrastructure
  • Co-benefits of green and blue space provision
  • Green and blue space – a global perspective
  • Inspiration from around the world
  • The future of urban green and blue spaces

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65031#course-unit-details

 

 

137008| University of Manchester| Digital Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

As public health professionals, it is important to understand the implications of digital innovation for public health and people’s everyday lives, including health and wellbeing. Digital technology is rapidly changing the way people live, interact, learn, and work. This offers new opportunities for health professionals to interact with and engage people, and digital tools offer new ways to gather and analyse data and subsequently improve public health. It also entails challenges, e.g. relating to data protection, and the digital divide. It is crucial that public health professionals and researchers are aware of the implications these rapid developments have for public health provision models, data, governance, partnership and engagement. The course unit also offers opportunity for students to develop transferable skills such as critical appraisal and evidence synthesis. The unit is relevant internationally and uses international examples and case studies to demonstrate concepts and application in a range of different settings.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

  • Introduction to digital public health, digital policies and relevant key concepts e.g. Internet/Web, social media, apps, Internet of Things, cybersecurity, digital divide

  • Overview of digital data collection and analysis tools: Mobile phone surveys, wearables, sensors, other devices, discussion of data reliability/ validity /integrity/ accuracy/ timeliness/security and challenges (e.g. data security); introduction of case studies of digital collection tools used in UK and other global locations;
  • Medical Internet of Things, Connected Systems and Big Data in Healthcare: Definition of key terms (IoT, Connected Systems, Big Data); examples of their uses in health (e.g. healthcare monitoring and control, pervasive healthcare, drug interaction checking); discussion of future trends and directions in this field; cybersecurity and data protection
  • Use of digital technology in healthcare delivery and health surveillance: Examples and case studies of how technology is currently used in healthcare delivery (e.g. digital dashboards, electronic health records, digital appointment scheduling, diagnostic tools)
  • Digital health interventions: Overview of digital health interventions, case studies and examples of their use in health promotion and disease management; approaches and frameworks for developing digital health interventions; discussion of advantages and challenges and different evaluation methods

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65022#course-unit-details

 

137007| University of Manchester| Intercultural Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This course unit is one of the blended options we provide. Students choosing ‘Intercultural Public Health’ will need to be available for the face to face teaching block in March 2022 (dates to be confirmed) at The University of Manchester. The 3 days will involve live webinars, presentations and group work. Students will also work on a group presentation as their mid-term assignment. In the event of a change in government policy preventing face to face teaching, the 3 day block would be moved to online. 

Syllabus

  • Critically analyse the role of culture and its underpinning theories, models and frameworks.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the history and global impact of migration and apply concepts such as super-diversity, intersectionality and cultural sensitivity into practice using international examples.
  • Synthesise and apply the evidence base behind interculturally competent communities and public, patient involvement (PPI) in real world settings.
  • Critically analyse the concepts of the art of medicine, the art of public health and medicine as culture and its impact on population health and well-being both locally and globally.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the potential of intercultural competence of interventions, programmes and policies and the impact on health and social care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate and apply intercultural research findings within health and social care settings both locally and global using international examples.   

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH64772#course-unit-details

 

137006| University of Manchester| Health Services Management|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

The course is aimed at professionals wishing to learn more about healthcare management from both the UK and Global perspective.

This course gives students the background needed to manage healthcare in different settings, effectively manage change, cope with uncertainty, and adjust to social, economic, environmental and scientific changes.

What service that you have received was high quality? Why? Do you provide a good service? How do you know? What is the best way to improve your service? These are the types of questions this course unit aims to help you answer.

This unit explores how management theories can help health service staff make improvements to the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of provision by developing the skills necessary to contribute to delivering a service and improving quality.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

Topic 1: Managing self and teams. What does effectiveness mean in managing health services? This topic will look at self-management, including the skills and knowledge necessary to develop your management effectiveness and help you continue to manage effectively. It also covers how groups and teams work, how their performance can be improved, and how you can plan to meet the development needs of yourself and your team members.

Topic 2: Leadership. 
Values and Vision considers the values and practices that shape and influence organisations and how you can develop a vision for your work based on these values to help you lead a team. Why is it so difficult to explain to others what you want them to do and then get them to do what you want? How to become more successful at getting what you want! What other important "Leadership skills" does a successful leader need? These include negotiation, decision making and creativity.

Topic 3: Service users and managing information. 
This topic helps you to become more responsive to your customers by looking at the purpose of your organisation and how users can become involved in identifying desired service outcomes. The topic examines using this information as part of evidence and investigations to help management decision-making. It will also look at how to manage information by identifying what information is necessary, designing the appropriate investigations and collecting the evidence required through understand, applying and assessing data, information management, knowledge management and learning organisations.

Topic 4: Understand the environment and make sense of the situation in which you work.
 This topic looks at how and why the environment can change, and how this may affect your work. Sense making enables us to transform your understanding of the complexity of the world into a situation you can manage and helps you to decide what you want to do and how you should do it.

Topic 5: Planning and project management.
 Why are strategic and service planning needed? What are the frameworks within which plans have to be implemented and accountability maintained? Why do we have to wait so long for our appointment or our test results? Project management provides an introduction to the techniques available to organise and plan projects so that your plan can be completed within the timescale and the resources available.

Topic 6: Budgeting. 
This topic explores methods of setting a budget, how to work within a budget, and how to develop a business case. It also covers programme budgeting, a method for identifying the costs of providing services.

Topic 7: Managing Processes and programme evaluation.
 Do you know what the purpose of your organisation is? What are the outcomes it should be achieving? Is working harder the only way to improve your service? This topic shows you how to analyse activities, map processes to remove waste, and identify opportunities for improvements. The topic ends by studying programme evaluation.

Topic 8: Quality management. 
What does "quality" mean in your situation? This topic explores how to determine and improve service quality.

Topic 9: Working with standards. 
Why do so many people complain about the service they receive from their bank / railway / school / plumber / supermarket? What are standards? Why should they be used?

Topic 10: Consolidation - Managing Change.
 Bringing it all together, understanding yourself, teams, and your customers using the theories of leadership and management for healthcare improvement.

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH64662#course-unit-details

 

137005| University of Manchester| Implementation Sciences|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Within the UK the increased pace of change in health services, greater public expectations and limited resources all require health professionals to reconsider how things are done. This is in order to improve care and services and so better people’s health. Implementation and improvement science methodology has been used for decades in manufacturing and other sectors, but it is a relatively recent innovation to health services in the UK. The premise is that using a systematic approach can help practitioners and managers design better systems, which will in turn improve health.

This course unit is an introduction to the approaches needed to implement policy, programmes, interventions and research findings in real-world health and social care settings, from a local to a global context. It will include:

  1. Systems thinking and behaviour approaches
  2. Identifying barriers and facilitators to the uptake of evidence
  3. Analysing and evaluating policy, programmes and interventions and their impact on health and social care
  4. Applying implementation strategies into practice in local and global settings
  5. Assessment and implementation of innovations
  6. Evaluation of research findings into different contexts and settings

Online content and written assignments with no assessed group activities (students on these course units could work through course content at different paces without negative impact on their attainment)

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

  • Demonstrate an understanding of systems thinking and behaviour approaches in the implementation of evidence-based innovations, at individual, group and organisational levels in health and social care
  • Analyse and evaluate interventions, programmes and policies and their impact on health and social care
  • Evaluate research findings into different context and settings
  • Apply implementation strategies into practice to overcome barriers and increase uptake of evidence-based interventions in local and global settings
  • Assess and implement innovations into practice in health and social care
  • Identify and address barriers and facilitators to the uptake of evidence-based health innovations in local and global settings

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH64551#course-unit-details

 

137004| University of Manchester| Emergency Planning, Response & Resilience|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

The course is designed to provide a theoretical grounding in Emergency Planning, Response & Resilience (EPRR) for health care professionals with a responsibility for emergency planning and resilience and an introduction to the subject for those with an interest.

The unit will enable students to study the evidence base underpinning major incident and emergency management, with case studies, in order to develop a critical view of resilience and capacity management. The course will provide students with an ability to critically review major incident planning and explore some of the specialist incident types that require a dedicated response. Students will review the UK legislative framework surrounding major incident planning and resilience as a basis to discuss regional, national and international responses to multiple casualty events. Students will also gain an understanding of the health effects of chemical, biological, radiation and climate related hazards.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course materials.

 

Syllabus

  • Introduction to EPRR and Legislation and guidance
  • International frameworks
  • Assessing risk
  • Risk mitigation and planning
  • Training and exercising
  • Response
  • Integrated emergency management/command and control
  • Exploring the response phase, recovery and resilience
  • Communication, warning and informing the public
  • Debrief, report writing and lessons learned
  • International frameworks relating to public health and EPRR

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH64132#course-unit-details

 

137003| University of Manchester| Qualitative Research Methods|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This unit is suited to anyone working as a health worker or researcher who is interested in learning about qualitative research methods. Some students take this unit to better understand published research. Others who have previously only studied quantitative research methods take this unit to gain an insight into different ways of thinking about research. For students who are planning a career or substantive research using these methods, this unit is an excellent starter.

This unit is designed to introduce students to the theory behind qualitative research and a number of qualitative research methods. On completion, students should be able to understand and appreciate qualitative research and undertake basic research.

This is an interactive online course. 10% of the total marks for this course will be awarded to an assessed online group task. Students are therefore expected to engage with one another.

Syllabus

  • Concepts and the philosophical basis of qualitative research applied to health setting
  • The ethics involved in undertaking qualitative research in health care settings
  • How to sample and recruit in qualitative research
  • Qualitative data collection methods with individuals in the arena of public health and primary care (e.g. interviews, focus groups and visual interview methods)
  • Approaching qualitative analysis (e.g. narrative analysis and thematic analysis)
  • Introduction to data analysis software
  • Introduction to qualitative research in a digital age (e.g. conducting qualitative research using social media)

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH63121#course-unit-details

137002| University of Manchester| Primary Health Care|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

POPH63111 is designed for those currently involved in the delivery of primary health care or those with an interest in it. It is also suitable for healthcare administrators, managers, health service researchers and public health specialists who want to find out more about primary health care and why it matters to policy makers, health practitioners and most importantly to patients. POPH63111 is designed to encourage students to learn about the academic principles of primary health care but equally to think about how they can and should be applied in practice in different countries and contexts. The module is an optional component on our MPH or MRes. This module links well with health policy, as both courses encourage students to think about and apply what they are learning in practice.

Health is a basic human right... we have a powerful approach for operationalizing these values, strategies, and policies. This is, of course, primary health care

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (2009)

All people have a right to good quality and safe health care. Most people in the world access health care through primary (health care) or family/general practice. This course enables students to gain an understanding of the concepts, meaning and importance of primary health care; the ways in which it is organised throughout the world; workforce issues; and methods of assessing the quality of primary health systems and providers. It also emphasises the important tension between textbook definitions of primary care and the day-to-day realities of the practice and delivery of care to patients in primary care settings. While set within the context of Primary Health Care, this Unit looks specifically at Primary Care and its place within a health care system. One exciting aspect about the setting, role and workforce of Primary (Health) Care, as Guysz et al state, is that it “offers many unique and eclectic practice possibilities to meet the diverse needs of individuals, their families and communities” (pxix). Students are asked to share and draw on their own experiences. Students also apply their learning by focusing upon one country’s primary healthcare system of their own choice throughout the module. As the WHO stated in its 2008 report primary health Care - now more than ever: It is possible not to choose PHC. In the long run, however, that option carries a huge penalty: in forfeited health benefits, impoverishing costs, in loss of trust in the health system as a whole and, ultimately, in loss of political legitimacy. This unit explores and discusses the theory, practice and evidence base underpinning this assertion. http://www.who.int/whr/2008/08_chap6_en.pdf

This unit has online content with assessed fixed time interaction required (students on these course units need to ensure they can access and contribute to online discussions during fixed periods in order to access the full marks available)

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material and are expected to engage in weekly discussion boards with their peers and tutors. 5% of the total marks for this course will be awarded for an assessed discussion board topic. Students are also encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to learn from each other and to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

Syllabus

  • The historical context for the development of primary care using the USA and UK as comparators with sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Comparing the differing definitions of primary care and the roles and functions of primary care in relation to the patterns of health and disease in the community.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of primary care through the evaluation of first contact care, longitudinality, comprehensiveness and co-ordination.
  • International comparisons.
  • Organisation and evaluation of the quality of primary (health) care

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH63111#course-unit-details

137001| University of Manchester| Global Women's Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This unit will be of interest to students from all over the world. It has implications for health professionals, policy makers and researchers. A number of health and clinical topics will be introduced each week. Students do not need to be health professionals to take this unit, and links will be provided to give clinical information for those students who are interested.

In 2015 Dr Flavia Bustreo the WHO Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health stated that In 2015, “in too many countries, women’s empowerment remains a pipedream - little more than a rhetorical flourish added to a politician’s speech. Too many women are still missing out on the opportunity to get educated, support themselves, and obtain the health services they need, when they need them.” This unit is going to look critically at the 10 most pressing issues that Bustreo highlighted. Taking a public health perspective we will also examine the burden of the problems and critically appraise the quality of data that is available to support decision making on women’s health. We will explore how social determinants of health, for example poverty, education, working and living conditions impact on a women’s life and health throughout her life course. Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ and we will look throughout the life course at the impact of discrimination (UN 2015).

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

  • 1. Being Young
  • 2. Reproductive health
  • 3. Maternal health
  • 4. Sexually transmitted infections
  • 5. Violence
  • 6. Mental health
  • 7. Non communicable diseases
  • 8. HIV
  • 9. Cancer
  • 10. Older adulthood

 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH62411#course-unit-details

 

137000| University of Manchester| Global Health into the 21st Century|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This course will be of interest to everyone wanting to explore what is meant by the relatively new, but increasingly fashionable concept of global health. It will be relevant to health or development policymakers, managers and practitioners from both developed and developing countries. The course will examine how the global health concept has evolved in the context of globalisation. It will then delve into the underpinnings of health and disease in diverse contexts and dissect the workings of the global health system: what are its key assumptions and principal frameworks that guide international health co-operation. How effective is this in creating a healthier world? Are global health inequalities improving or worsening, and does that matter? How does global health relate to sustainable development? As you go through the course unit, we will also highlight the topics’ relevance to current events globally.

This is an interactive on-line course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

  • Recognise the essential underpinnings of global health
  • Understand the present global health architecture and governance arrangements
  • Understand how global health is positioned in Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals
  • Appraise the long journey from primary health care for all towards today’s notions on Universal Health Coverage
  • Analyse the global distribution and determinants of health and disease
  • Familiarise with global health law and global health security
  • Discuss how global health is used as an instrument for waging war and peace
  • Analyse concerns around healthcare in danger, and health as a bridge for peace
  • Understand the role business plays in health, negatively and positively
  • Look at future trends in the 21st century: from global health to planetary health

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH62311#course-unit-details

 

136999| University of Manchester| Health Systems Challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

It is envisaged that this unit will be of most interest and relevance to students working in health care in low income countries. It will be most applicable to clinicians, managers, and researchers. It is also relevant to any student interested in global health or planning to travel and or work in low or middle income countries. No pre-existing knowledge is required. Clearly students only planning to work abroad will not have the same experiences to draw on, but this should not affect their ability to take and pass the unit. 

This is an interactive online course. Students are expected to engage in weekly discussion boards with their peers and tutors. 

10% of the total marks for this course will be awarded for assessed group activity. You must participate in these group discussions throughout the course to access these marks. 

 

Syllabus

  • Introduction to health systems
  • Service Delivery; how care is delivered within countries
  • Health workforce
  • Information systems
  • Medical products, vaccines & technologies, including product supply delivery
  • Financing of health systems and Universal Health Coverage.
  • Leadership, governance and regulation
  • Monitoring and evaluation of health systems
  • Health system strengthening 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH62212#course-unit-details

 

136998| University of Manchester| Communicable Disease Control|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This unit covers the key principles of communicable disease control. This unit has been designed to be relevant and interesting, to clinicians (including intercalating medical students), researchers and/or those currently in public health roles in all countries.

This course will explore the general principles of communicable disease control, so is applicable for students from both the UK and elsewhere. We will include essential sections on infectious disease, disease surveillance, and outbreak management. We will draw on examples of a broad range of important diseases, including TB, influenza, diarrhoeal disease and HIV/AIDS. In addition, certain themes will run throughout this unit including the importance of understanding evidence and the importance of application in your own context.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

  • Students will explore the relationship between infectious disease agents, modes of transmission and hosts.
  • Students will explore surveillance systems at local, national and international levels
  • Students will investigate the principles of control measures and outbreak detection, monitoring and management.
  • Students will learn about a simple modelling framework for the transmission of infections to understand the dynamics of how infections spread through populations.
  • Infectious disease control programmes - here students will look at the steps involved in developing and evaluating programmes. The role of strategy will be assessed and how this is then translated into operational management. Case studies of key conditions will be used throughout including; malaria, influenza, diarrhoeal disease, HIV, TB and haemorrhagic fevers.

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH62051#course-unit-details

 

 

136994| University of Manchester| Fundamentals of Epidemiology|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Epidemiology is the core scientific skill for the practice of public health, and been adopted by clinicians as the scientific basis on which evidence-based practice is built. This course is therefore relevant to current or future professionals involved with either conducting health-related research or interpreting the findings of research studies.

In this course students will learn about the history of the discipline of epidemiology, and its applications to public health. Students will be introduced to common types of observational study designs including; ecological studies, cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies and intervention studies. The course covers the appropriate methods of measuring and comparing risk in each type of study as well as the limitations of epidemiological studies and how to minimise systematic errors when conducting epidemiological studies.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are expected to engage in weekly discussion boards with their peers and tutors.

Syllabus

  • Important epidemiological studies and the application of epidemiology to public health
  • Measures of risk and understanding causation
  • Measures of morbidity and mortality, including incidence and prevalence
  • Descriptive studies
  • Case-control studies
  • Cohort studies
  • Intervention studies
  • Bias, confounding and effect modification in epidemiological studies
  • Age standardisation
  • Sample size, epidemiological surveillance and screening

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 27th September 2021 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH60991#course-unit-details

 

 

136993| University of Manchester| Practical Statistics for Population Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This course is relevant to current or future professionals whose careers will involve either conducting quantitative research or interpreting the findings of quantitative research studies. Statistical analysis of data is a key part of research and many research findings and recommendations are based on the results of statistical analysis. An awareness of statistical methods and the ability to interpret data from published studies is invaluable in a career in public health.

 

Syllabus

  • Introduction to statistical thinking
  • Types of data
  • Populations and sampling, variability and sample size
  • The normal ditribution and confidence intervals
  • Correlation and simple linear regression
  • Multiple regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Statistical inference for continuous and categorical data
  • Survival Analysis
  • Statistics in Practice

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH60982#course-unit-details 

136992| University of Manchester| Applied Epidemiology|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Knowledge of epidemiology to this level is essential for those embarking on a career in public health and for those intending to pursue research. Clinicians and managers of clinical services should find a deeper appreciation of epidemiology, particularly as it relates to health services evaluation, useful.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material. Pre-requisite: You must have passed Fundamentals of Epidemiology (POPH60991).

 

Syllabus

  • Understanding causation and defining a research question
  • Measuring and comparing disease occurrence
  • Choosing a study design
  • Populations and samples
  • Populations and diseases
  • Measurement error and validity
  • Longitudinal studies, bias, and confounding
  • Epidemiology in the context of health services research, policy and planning
  • Designing your own study

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH60112#course-unit-details

 

136991| University of Manchester| Economic Evaluation in Healthcare|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

The demand for healthcare is rising for many reasons, and mostly outstrips supply. This means hard choices have to be made about how to distribute resources in health care. Economic evaluation provides information to support decision makers in allocating resources to improve efficiency. The course unit benefits anyone with an interest in planning or managing health services or involved in health services research.

This is an interactive online course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material

 

Syllabus

  • Topic 1: Introduction to key health economic concepts
  • Topic 2: Measuring costs
  • Topic 3: Measuring patient outcomes
  • Topic 4: Types of economic evaluation (1)
  • Topic 5: Types of economic evaluation (2)
  • Topic 6: Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
  • Topic 7: Decision analytic modelling (1)
  • Topic 8: Decision analytic modelling (2)
  • Topic 9: Interpreting results and uncertainty
  • Topic 10: Systematic reviews and critical appraisal of economic evaluations

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH60092#course-unit-details

 

 

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