Disease Prevention Strategies at Oxford

September 1, 2016 Joe Brady

Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
12 – 17 March 2017

NCDs are the leading cause of death globally. In 2012 they cause 68% of all deaths (38 million) up from 60% in 2000.[1] About half were under age 70 and half were women.[2] Risk factors such as a person’s background, lifestyle and environment increase the likelihood of certain NCDs.  This is a unique opportunity to learn disease prevention strategies collaborating with some of the world’s top experts.

5 Key diseases

  • Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease

This six-day residential programme will be delivered by internationally renowned experts through keynote lectures, seminars, group sessions and one-to-one tutorials.

Network with participants from around the globe

Develop ideas within small groups

Engage in panel discussions with policy makers, researchers and specialists

Work on an individual project, guided by an expert personal tutor

Create a draft research / policy document

General Determinants of Health

Health outcomes usually depends on an interplay between multiple risk factors. The following general risk factors are the most common determinants of health.


Social status/income

Geographic location

Genetic predisposition

Gender identity


Level of chronic stress


Level of physical exercise

Alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking

Other social determinants of health
This course can be taken with or without academic credit.