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Module leads

Ruth TravisRuth Travis

Fiona Bragg Fiona Bragg

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the global burden of NCDs, extending material covered in 'Introduction to the Global Health Science' module
  • Understand differences in the distribution and long-term trends in NCDs in low, middle and high income countries
  • Compare different epidemiological approaches used to quantify the importance of risk factors for NCDs
  • Examine strategies for the prevention and control of NCDs in different settings


  1. Non-communicable diseases: an overview
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Determinants, prevention and management of unintentional injuries and violence
  5. Neurodegenerative conditions, with a focus on dementia
  6. Determinants, prevention and control of asthma
  7. Determinants of cancer