Infection and Disease

20 credits at Level 7

Module leaders: Dr Kamran Siddiqi and Jerome Wright


If you are are keen to practice public health and may subsequently be able to assume positions within regional, national and international health organisations or ministries of health, then this course is for you.

If you are from resource poor settings, this course will help better equip you to capacity build in your own country. The course is suitable for those with both medical and non-medical backgrounds.

The aim of the course is to explore core knowledge and skills required to understand the determinants of disease, and propose strategies to prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases in a variety of settings and populations. In addition, you should be fully equipped to independently advance your knowledge and skills in areas relevant to disease and infection control, both in research and professional practice.

Follow the link for further details of Infection and Disease - HEA00066M 



You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University’s Equal Opportunities policy.

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 7. 


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Start Dates and Timetable

This module runs each year in the Autumn and Spring terms.


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To apply

Postgraduate application form (MS Word , 74kb).