Taught course

Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health - Single module

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care
Single Module- Level 7 (30 credits)

Entry requirements

An honours degree - normally 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject. An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere. Suitable For: Relevant to those who want to develop an understanding of public health problems as wells as appraise the debates over contemporary public health issues. Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply. Supporting information: You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/ 7. Personal statement: Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health - Single module at Salford:

  • Assess health status, health needs and analyse its determinants
  • Use epidemiological approaches in understanding the distribution of diseases and their determinants
  • Delivered by staff who are experts in their field

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part MSc Public Health

This module will explore:

  • The principals of epidemiology and statistics in public health
  • How to design a simple epidemiological study and understand the key concepts of study protocol
  • Develop the capability to thoroughly and critically assess health status, health needs and analyse the biopsychosocial factors that determine a person's health
  • Using epidemiological approaches in understanding the distribution of diseases and their biopsychosocial determinants
  • To enable students to understand and apply various statistical methods commonly used in public health
  • Reporting epidemiological studies

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Qualification and course duration

Single Module- Level 7 (30 credits)

part time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment40

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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