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Non communicable disease 1

Module leads

Ruth TravisRuth Travis

 Fiona Bragg.jpg 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. Explore the translation of epidemiological evidence into strategies for the prevention and control of NCDs in different settings.

Sessions:

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