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Population Health

Population health studies the factors that shape our health – the social and physical environment, the way we live, healthcare systems and our genes. Modules in population health will ground you in the different social science disciplines used to study population health and will prepare you for research and professional practice in the health sector and beyond.

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Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
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Faculty
Population Health Sciences
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Population Health

Why study Population Health at UCL?

Some of the world's leading researchers in population health will teach you the social, economic and demographic distribution of health and disease. Depending on your module selection, you will gain data analysis skills, and insights into the theory, history and policy of population health creating a unique multidisciplinary educational experience.

What you will gain from study at UCL

The Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care is one of the most well respected and largest public health departments in the UK as recognised by the UK government's recent Research Excellence Framework exercise. Our students are exposed to world leading research and encouraged to make use of secondary data collected by our researchers including the externally funded Health Survey for England and English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through lectures, problem-based seminars, group working and through UCL's virtual learning environment. Students will be able to access materials online where they will be able to interact with course tutors and fellow students. The modules will be assessed through a mixture of assessments including examinations, practical exercises, essays, individual and group presentations.

Fall Term only students cannot be assessed by end of year examinations held in the Summer Term, but should check with each individual department to see if alternative assessment is possible (e.g. by essay) at the end of the Fall Term.

During Spring Term students attend classes, whilst the Summer Term is dedicated to assessment including written exams and the submission of any coursework such as essays.

Full year students attend classes during the Fall and Spring Terms, whilst the Summer Term is dedicated to assessment as above.

Modules in Population Health

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Students must concentrate at least 50% of their module load within the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care. The remaining 50% may be taken outside of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care according to individual student interests. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Fall Term students register for one term only: the autumn term. Spring Term students register for two terms, the spring and summer terms. Full year students register for the full year.

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
IEHC2001 Frontiers of Knowledge in Population Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC2002 The Life Course 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC2003 Acute and Chronic Infectious Diseases 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC2004 Health Demography 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC2005 Social Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC2006 Health and Behaviour 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
IEHC3002 Population Ageing 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC3003 Genomics, Health and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC3004 Health Psychology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC3005 Child and Adolescent Public Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
IEHC3006 Health Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Contact details

Name
Affiliate Programme Administrator
Email
bscpopulationhealth@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)20 3108 6282
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