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Module leads

Sarah Lewington Sarah Lewington

Sarah FloudSarah Floud


Learning objectives:

  • To have a clear outline of the global burden of disease;

  • To understand what drives the incidence of disease in terms of population at risk and prevalence of exposures;

  • To understand how preventive measures and effective treatments have greatly reduced mortality rates;

  • To know how the evidence emerged about some of the major causes of premature death. 


  1. Halving premature death
  2. Global burden of tobacco
  3. Infectious disease and major epidemics
  4. Global burden of cardiovascular disease
  5. Global burden of cancer
  6. Global burden of respiratory disease
  7. Global burden of maternal and child health
  8. Global burden of external causes of death
  9. Epidemiology of dementia