The Programme

The topics covered within the module are:
  1. Introduction to Public Health and Evidence Based Medicine
  2. Hierarchy for levels of evidence
  3. Measuring disease
  4. Inequalities in health
  5. How big is the effect and does it matter?
  6. Alcohol and drugs
  7. Smoking: the UK’s number 1 killer
  8. Building up the evidence against smoking
  9. Environment and health
  10. The long way round: Cohort studies
  11. Occupational hazards and
  12. Experimenting on people: RCTs
  13. What constitutes evidence?
  14. Obesity, diet and physical activity
  15. Sexual health
  16. Screening
  17. The health needs of vulnerable groups
  18. Revision surgery