Communicable Disease Control & Non-Infectious Environmental Hazards

The course is delivered over five days through small group teaching and case based practical exercises. The full five day course can be attended without assessment, or you may choose to complete an academic piece of work to gain 15 Master’s level credits. 

The fee for the full course is £695 or £150 for either one day Outbreak Management or Environmental Hazard units. Reduced rates apply for group bookings and for delegates working within charitable organisations.

Specialty units include: 

  • Health Protection; Information for Action                           •    Outbreak Management
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases                                             •    Environmental Hazards
  • Emergency Planning and risk perception

Dates:  27th – 31st March 2017

Module summary and syllabus

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Outbreak Management one day CPD course - 28th March 2017 (£150)

This one day CPD session is aimed at those with only a basic understanding and familiarity with the underlying concepts, risk assessment and management of Outbreak Management. The course is delivered by Consultant Epidemiologists, Consultants in Communicable Disease and Epidemiological Scientists.

On completion of this session and associated reading, students should be able to:

  • Define what constitutes an outbreak and describe how outbreaks are detected and characterised.
  • Identify the steps involved in outbreak investigation and management and describe how analytical studies can be used to identify outbreak sources.

The day will involve working in small groups using the knowledge acquired during the session to exercise 'responding to an outbreak' through a case study.

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Environmental Hazards one day CPD course - 29th March 2017 (£150)

This one day CPD session is aimed at those with only a basic understanding and familiarity with the underlying concepts, risk assessment and management of environmental hazards. The course is delivered in two parts – a lecture and small group discussions format to gain an understanding of:

  • The scope of environmental hazards, how they may impact on a population’s health and the complexities associated with assessing the impact
  • The principles of assessing and managing environmental hazards using examples, including consideration of the legal framework and the roles and responsibilities of the various organisations involved
  • Working in small groups using the acquired knowledge work through a hypothetical scenario to examine how environmental hazards are practically managed.

The course is designed to be as practical and interactive as possible to provide the opportunity for candidates to really appreciate the underlying theory and the complexities of managing environmental hazards in the real world.

Further details:

Dates:  27th – 31st March 2017

Fees: £695 full five day course or £150 for each one day unit.

Reduced rates apply for group bookings and for delegates working within charitable organisations.

For further information about the full five day course or either one day unit please contact Andrew Shearing:

E-mail: a.r.shearing@leeds.ac.uk