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Module leads

Charlie Foster Charlie Foster

Sasha Shepherd Sasha Shepperd

Terry Dwyer Terry Dwyer

Learning objective:

  • To describe, appraise, understand and critique how population health evidence is used to inform the development and implementation of effective strategies for the prevention and control of disease. The course will provide students with the opportunity to appraise different types of evidence, different approaches to developing strategies, action plans and guidance and how these approaches can be evaluated.


  1. Introduction to implementation
  2. Implementing population health interventions
  3. Use of taxes as a policy intervention to change behaviour
  4. How evidence from systematic reviews can inform the development of guidelines: the case of task shifting and the development of the WHO guideline 'Optimizing Health Worker Roles for Maternal and Newborn Health (OTPIMIZEMNH)
  5. Implementing evidence-based guidance - experience from NICE
  6. The role of evidence for decision making in the prevention and control of disease