Understanding Human Diseases – Free Online Course
Learn about the epidemiology methods used to understand the causes of diseases and how social factors influence their development in this free online course.
Who is the course for?
The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease. No previous knowledge or experience is required. If you are working in nursing, healthcare or social care, or just wish to learn more, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain how evidence is gathered through epidemiology to measure the health of the population and understand causes of human disease.
Discuss the social and environmental factors that contribute to causes of disease and poor health.
Summarise key features and differences of global patterns of disease with a focus on health inequalities.