UCC CPD courses

Psychosocial Epidemiology EH6141


Fact File

  • Title

    Psychosocial Epidemiology EH6141

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    4 Weeks

  • Teaching Mode


  • Fees

    EU Fee É900.00 NON EU-Fee É1,100.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Venue


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester I ; 29th August 2022


This module provides an epidemiological and population perspective on the psychosocial determinants of health and how health inequalities can be explained with particular focus on the work environment. Students will be familiarized with main theoretical frameworks of psychosocial work factors and their measurement. Research evidence and case studies linking psychosocial factors in working and living conditions to physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing will be reviewed to facilitate the development of knowledge and critical evaluation.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Apply the determinants of environmental health to various public and occupational health issues.
  • Evaluate the efficacy and impact of environmental health-related legislation, policies and frameworks on protecting health, particularly for the most vulnerable.
  • Examine the current trends of waste and challenges to sustainability.
  • Evaluate the relationship of climate change on health.
  • Analyse current trends in environmental-related diseases.
  • Critically contribute to group discussions on topical environmental health issues.
  • Investigate and create a policy brief on a topical environmental health issue.

Main concepts of psychosocial epidemiology including health inequalities, inequities and the psychosocial determinants of health and safety with a particular emphasis on working and living conditions and the role of employment for health. Values guiding occupational health and public health practice and social justice-based approaches to practice.

Epidemiological research evidence on the impact of psychosocial work characteristics on physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing. Critical discussion of main theoretical concepts including stress theory and theories of work organisation such as the demand-control model, effort-reward imbalance, person-environment fit, job characteristic model and the socio-technical approach. Measurement of psychosocial work factors in research. Trends in occupational and population health stress epidemiology nationally and internationally. Epidemiological criteria for evaluation of interventions and review of case studies with interventions to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace.


This module runs for 4 Weeks from:

29th August 2022 to 25th September 2022


Fees and Costs

EU Fee É900.00 : NON-EU Fee É1,100.00. Application Fee of É35.00

How Do I Apply

This module is open for Semester I applications 2022/2023

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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