Principles of Evidence Based Public Health

The course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • The concept of evidence-based policy and practice
  • Literature searching databases
  • Hierarchies of evidence
  • Approaches to systematic review of the evidence
  • The assessment of scientific evidence and its contribution to public health practice and policy. This includes evaluation of effectiveness of interventions (including health impact assessment), and current public health programmes at different geographical scales.
  • The dissemination and communication of evidence and the role of the media
  • Ethical issues surrounding the collection, interpretation, dissemination and use of public health information
  • Critical review of contemporary issues in evidence based public health.

This is a compulsory module in the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme. If you wish to apply for the full SCPHN programme please contact UWE Admissions on 0117 32 83333.

Delivery:

This course fosters an interdisciplinary approach and is delivered by a multidisciplinary teaching team from the Departments of Health and Applied Social Science and Nursing and Midwifery. Teaching methods include lectures, online learning, discussions, seminars, group work and self-directed study.

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