UCC CPD courses

Psychosocial Epidemiology EH6141


Fact File

  • Title

    Psychosocial Epidemiology EH6141

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Semester I starts on 30th August 2021

  • Teaching Mode


  • Fees

    É900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2021

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester I: 2021/2022


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.


Module will run from 30th August 2021


Fees and Costs

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below:

Application Form  for the CPDM Module EH6141 can be accessed in the link below; 03 03 21 CPD Form


To apply for this module please download and complete the application form: 

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link above.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie


CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

Applications for this module are now open.


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