Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front-page news: ‘New resistant strain of TB’, ‘Will bird flu cross over to humans?’ ‘Hospital infections reach epidemic proportions’, etc.
By studying the Infectious Disease and Public Health programme offered at The Open University UK, you will learn how infections are diagnosed, how to study changes in the incidence of diseases and investigate strategies for treatment and control through detailed case studies. You will also have the chance to study a disease or disease-related topic in detail.
OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.
You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. Your tutor will also offer support through email and online forum discussions.
By the end of the module you will be able to:
You can apply until:
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You will study
Infectious disease and public health is an exciting course that shows how the causes and control of diseases can be understood only by reference to a range of biological information in the appropriate social context. It aims to:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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