Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease
About CourseUniversity of Leeds
Discover epidemiology: the study of diseases.
What causes human disease? Why do some people get a disease but others don’t? Through this course, you’ll learn how epidemiologists are helping to find answers to these complex questions and how the health of a population is measured and analysed. By looking at stimulating case studies, you’ll explore how the social determinants of health contribute to human disease and how health inequalities exist. You will then look at health inequalities across the globe and investigate how and why different socioeconomic factors determine human health.
Who developed the course?
As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.
What Will I Learn?
- 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.