Perspectives on Ageing
The module considers different perspectives on ageing. It provides students with an understanding of theoretical approaches, current debates and issues in gerontology.
Foundation Applied Medical Sciences Skills Development 1
The module will provide the student with a diversity of study, laboratory and scientific skills in relation to the undertaking of undergraduate practical sessions in a safe manner. This will involve the development of skills including basic biologically relevant mathematics, appropriate data handling, working safely and key laboratory skills. Students will also be provided with an introduction to laboratory methods such as accurate pipetting and standard curve construction. In addition, students will receive lectures on developing study skills in literature searching, referencing & plagiarism and communication of information.
Skills for Medical Sciences
The aim of this module is to provide the student with basic skills required for laboratory research in the field of
applied medical sciences. The module will be both theoretical and applied: the student will be instructed in methods
essential for data acquisition and analyses but will also actively participate in the laboratory, using broadly
applicable experimental techniques. They will also develop skills that are not experimental techniques themselves,
but are nevertheless fundamental to the scientific process, such as `lab math,¿ sourcing information, referencing,
ethics and health and safety.
Sgiliau ar gyfer Gwyddorau Meddygol
Nod y modiwl hwn yw darparu¿r sgiliau sylfaenol sydd eu hangen ar fyfyrwyr ar gyfer ymchwil labordy ym maes y gwyddorau meddygol cymhwysol. Bydd y modiwl yn cynnwys gwaith damcaniaethol a chymhwysol: caiff y myfyriwr ei hyfforddi mewn dulliau sy¿n hanfodol ar gyfer caffael data a¿i ddadansoddi, ond bydd hefyd yn cymryd rhan weithredol yn y labordy, gan ddefnyddio¿n fras y technegau arbrofol perthnasol. Byddant hefyd yn datblygu sgiliau nad ydynt yn dechnegau arbrofol yn eu hunain, ond sydd er hynny, yn sylfaenol i¿r broses wyddonol, megis, 'mathemateg y labordy¿, cyrchu gwybodaeth, cyfeirnodi, moeseg ac iechyd a diogelwch.
Introduction to Population Health: Systems and Organisation
This module is designed to provide the foundational knowledge necessary to develop a deeper understanding of the historical context and antecedents for population health. It will address the structure, stakeholders, and processes of local, national and international health systems. An examination of the historical events and social, political, economic and demographic forces will help to contextualise the challenges faced by health systems stakeholders. Topics will cover both organisational and individual perspectives of population health and will serve as a foundation for further modules.
Careers and Employability in Population Health
This module presents students with a diverse range of information about careers and employability that will help them to begin to consider and plan future study and career developments. Students will complete the SEA bronze award and will participate in interactive taught sessions which will explore topics including the skills, knowledge and values that employers expect, and practical ways of developing competencies in these areas. This module also provides students with the opportunity to complete an observational work placement with NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS). There may be opportunities for students to speak Welsh in their observational work placements.
This module introduces students to some of the basic concepts and theories of information technology within a population health context. It builds upon and develops the students' knowledge of the growing role of ICT in Health Systems, and Health and Social Care service provision. Topics will adopt both technological and sociological perspectives.
Foundations of Community Medicine
Communities now play a key role in improving and sustaining good health and the delivery of care. This has led to the development of a new field within medical education and practice called Community Medicine. Community Medicine is often considered synonymous with Preventative and Social Medicine (PSM), Public Health, and Community Health because of a shared concern with the prevention of disease and promotion of health and wellbeing. This module introduces students to the wide range of approaches encompassed within Community Medicine. These include preventative, promotive, curative and rehabilitative approaches aimed at improving population health through community-based health and care.
Introduction to Population Health: Systems and Organisations
This module is designed to provide the foundational knowledge necessary to develop a deeper understanding of historical context and contemporary developments within population health approaches. It considers the often competing conceptualisations of 'health' and 'well-being' and the ways in which these have shaped the structure, function and processes of local, national and international health policies and health care systems locally, nationally and internationally. The module explores the promise that population health approaches hold in the context of the 'healthcare crisis', including new healthcare models and innovative solutions which are designed to prevent ill-health and better meet people¿s health needs.
Population genomics is the study of genetic variation within populations and involves the examination of changes in the frequency of gene and alleles across space and time. Concepts such as natural selection, genetic drift, gene pool, genetic diversity, migration and environmental diversity all contribute to create genetic diversity within sub populations. Students will be taught these key concepts along with the real life sub populations examples where genotype variation has led to the diversity in genetics. Such as, the prevalence of disease in the specific populations, the evolution of genetically distinct populations and the genomics behind genetic diversity in sport. This module will take you across the world in multidisciplinary topics and show how genomics is weaved throughout, to create the strengths, weakness, and purely, what makes us who we are.
Doctors, patients & the goals of medicine
The educational intention of the module is to allow the student to consider the contemporary practice of Medicine
within the United Kingdom. This will include understanding the professional regulation, financial constraints and
societal and personal challenges, within which medicine and other healthcare activities are practiced.
Meddygon, Cleifion a Nodau Meddygaeth
Bwriad addysgol y modiwl yw caniatáu i'r myfyriwr ystyried arfer cyfoes Meddygaeth yn y Deyrnas Unedig. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys deall y rheoleiddiad proffesiynol, cyfyngiadau ariannol a'r heriau cymdeithasol a phersonol, y mae meddygaeth a gweithgareddau gofal iechyd eraill yn cael eu hymarfer ynddynt.
Introduction to Health Informatics
This is an introductory module aimed at those new to health informatics. It introduces students to the basic concepts and theories of Health Informatics, and explores the use of these in a variety of healthcare settings within national and global contexts. It will trace the origins, development and scope of Health Informatics, and identify contemporary issues at the forefront of the discipline. The module will also explore some of the roles that Health Informatics professionals might have within health and social care organisations.
Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we
have over how and when we die? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary or all of the above? This module
will explore fundamental ethical issues that arise in medicine, healthcare and the life sciences. Some are as old as
life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology
that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. Through an analysis of extant
principles, theories and practices, this module aims to develop students' critical awareness of the moral, ethical and
legal issues inherent within medicine, healthcare and the life sciences more broadly.
Enhancing Employability Skills through work experience
This module will enable students to build upon the careers and employability knowledge, skills and competencies they acquired from PM-145 Careers and Employability in Population Health module. Through the completion of interactive taught sessions and the SEA silver and gold awards, students will further explore contemporary careers and employability issues. Topics cover the identification of work-related competencies and skills gaps and how these can be translated into achievable personal learning outcomes. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a term long work placement (one day a week) with NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS). There may be opportunities for students to speak Welsh in their placements.
Students will be required to satisfactory undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and to pay for their own DBS checks at an estimated cost of £44.
Population Health Management, Solutions and Strategies
Healthy mind, healthy body?
This module aims to answer the question `does having a healthy mind translate to having a healthy body'? It explores the multiple associations between mental health and physical conditions that significantly impact people¿s quality of life, demands on health care and other services, and wider societal consequences. The module also explores contemporary issues, debates and influences on the prevention of mental health conditions and the promotion of well-being.
Population Health & The Art of Research 1
This module introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings, and practical applications of population health research. It has been designed to enable students to develop a real-world understanding of a range of epidemiological and qualitative research methodologies used to investigate population health problems, and an appreciation of the importance of ethics when conducting population health research in practice.
Population Health & The Art of Research 2
This module builds upon PM-269 Population Health and the art of research 1 and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their research skills by undertaking data analysis and interpretation of the results of a small-scale research study. Students will also gain an insight into the mechanisms through which research findings can be disseminated to the scientific community, and the importance of engaging the public in research.
The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students¿ learning, through participating in their own
enquiry-based research project. The project may be laboratory or non-laboratory based, but it will always involve a
research question that is drawn from the literature, and focused on a topic relevant to medical science. It will ask a
novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and
written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project
background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.
Data to Decisions
The module gives students an understanding, not only of the importance of using data, but of doing so safely and effectively to inform decision-making for population health and well-being. It covers five staged themes (forming a repeating cycle) and one cross-cutting theme:
1. Data provenance and collection
2. Data sharing platforms, formats and management
3. Data-intensive research
4. Evidence-based policy and practice development
5. The application of data in decision-making, which loops back to point 1.
6. Data in context
This cross-cutting theme covers data governance, and the legal, ethical and societal (ELSI) issues in the safe use of person-based data for research, development and evaluation initiatives leading to evidence-based decisions. As well as the benefits of data use, it brings in harm that occurs when data are misused, and the harm that occurs to individuals and burdens to society when data cannot be used effectively.
This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories and applications of data use within a population health context. It explores the practical issues of dealing with large amounts of routinely collected health data, and the ways these data can be used to in evidence-based medicine. Topics will cover data linkage, data analytics, data governance, bias in data, emerging forms of data and innovations in data visualization.
Global Population Health: future opportunities and challenges
This module consolidates global issues on the social, economic, political and environmental determinants of population size, structure and population health in both, high income countries as well as low and middle income countries from a multidisciplinary approach including social sciences, epidemiology, demography and public health. Topics include the relationship health and economic change; social support, social capital and health; policy responses to inequalities in health; prospects for mortality and morbidity change; urbanization and its implications for health, poverty, population change and inequalities; the `double burden¿ of disease and its consequences; the roles of nutrition an obesity for health of populations; emerging and current infectious diseases; the global burden of mental health disorders; and priorities for health improvements for low income countries. Throughout the module, students are encouraged to consider potential future opportunities and challenges for global population health.
Evaluating natural experiments and complex interventions
This module is designed to further develop students¿ knowledge and understanding of the development and evaluation of natural experiments and non-randomised studies of interventions (NRSIs). These are necessary when the population cannot be randomised to intervention and control arms of an experiment. The module will cover evaluations of national economic or local government policies using relevant examples from recent natural experiments and NRSIs. Including, for example, the impact of outdoor green and blue spaces on mental health and wellbeing, and improvements to social housing and the resulting health utilisation impact. In addition, the module will explore how these wider determinants of health are evaluated to most effectively to contribute evidence to enable policy decisions resulting in reduced inequities.
Teaching Science in Schools
This module is for students with an interest in entering teaching and involves placements in local schools.
The student will engage both in observation and in various teaching activities. The module will be assessed through
various methods including a written report and the teacher's report.
Addysgu Gwyddoniaeth mewn Ysgolion
Data to Decisions
The module gives students an understanding, not only of the importance of using data, but of doing so safely and
effectively to inform decision-making for population health and well-being. It covers five staged themes (forming a
repeating cycle) and one cross-cutting theme:Stages:1.Data provenance and collection, 2.Data sharing platforms,formats and management, 3.Data-intensive research, 4.Evidence-based policy and practice development, 5.The application of data in decision-making, which loops back to point 1.Cross-cutting theme:6.Data in context. This crosscutting theme covers data governance, and the legal, ethical and societal (ELSI) issues in the safe use of person-based data for research, development and evaluation initiatives leading to evidence-based decisions. As well as the benefits of data use, it brings in harm that occurs when data are misused, and the harm that occurs to individuals and burdens to society when data cannot be used effectively.
This module introduces students to the fundamentalconcepts, theories and applications of data use within a population health context. It explores the practical issues of dealing with large amounts of routinely collected health data, and the ways these data can be used to in evidence-based medicine. Topics will cover data linkage, data analytics, data governance, bias in data, emerging forms of data and innovations in data visualization.
Mental Health Literacy
Reports of mental health issues are growing rapidly across the globe. It is within this context that Mental Health Literacy (MHL) has evolved as a distinct component of Health Promotion. MHL focuses on understanding how to obtain and maintain positive mental health; understanding mental disorders and their treatments; decreasing stigma related to mental disorders; and, enhancing help-seeking efficacy (i.e. knowing when and where to seek help and developing competencies designed to improve one¿s mental health care and self-management capabilities). Mental Health Literacy is fundamental to improving a person¿s mental health outcomes, decreasing health inequities in populations, reducing the burden on health and social care services, and to aid the development of preventative, proactive health policy. Mental health literacy is also an important empowerment tool as it increases people¿s resilience and control over their mental health and increases confidence in help-seeking behaviour. For students wishing to pursue careers in medicine or healthcare, an enhanced awareness of Mental Health Literacy will be beneficial for their own mental health, and that of their patients, family, friends, carers and co-workers.
This module enables students to develop a global perspective on population health and recognise emerging and re-emerging population health issues that are paramount in High Income Countries (HICs) and Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The module takes a multidisciplinary perspective, and integrates new ideas, theories and empirical evidence from population health, medicine, demography, epidemiology and social sciences in order to examine specific population health problems as they relate to pandemics, natural disasters, conflict, poverty and sustainable population growth. It considers the political, economic and social dimensions of global health problems, and their influences on health outcomes and health services. Analysis of these topics will centre around the strategies of the UN Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda (i.e. UN Sustainable Development Goals).
The module is for students to build on their previous knowledge, skills and experience by undertaking a laboratory based or suitable non-laboratory based project on a specific subject related to genomics.
Undertaking Health Informatics Research
In this module, students will develop their research skills by learning how to write a research proposal and prepare for the research dissertation.