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Non communicable disease 1

Module leads

Ruth Travis Ruth Travis

Robert Clarke Robert Clarke

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the global burden of non-communicable diseases (extending material covered in ‘Introduction to global health science’ module).
  • To understand the major determinants and risk factors for non-communicable diseases.
  • To become familiar with the design, implementation and evaluation of strategies for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in both developing and developed countries. 


  1. Non-communicable diseases: an overview
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Determinants of cancer
  5. Determinants, prevention and control of chronic respiratory disease (including COPD and asthma)
  6. Global burden and determinants of neuropsychiatric conditions
  7. Global burden and determinants of accidental and non-accidental injuries