Public Health in Practice (Level 6)

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Module start dates

Lancaster - 28 October 2013

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Why study with us?

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Module start dates

Lancaster - 28 October 2013

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Why study with us?

The aim of this module is to develop students’ critical understanding of health and its determinants in order to develop skills in health needs assessment, planning and evaluation of public health interventions.

*module being revalidated for October 2013 and subject to change

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.

Entry requirements

Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.

More information about levels and credits.

Credit and UCAS requirements Credit: 20 credits Selection criteria

To be eligible to study this module you should be able to apply it to your practice.

Modules

HHG6050 Public Health in Practice (20 credits at level 6)

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically discuss the development of public health policy and its impact on public health practice.
  2. Critically appraise the concepts of health and need.
  3. Explore and critically analyse the relationship between material, psychosocial and behavioural determinants of health and well being, developing an understanding of inequalities in health and the impact of social exclusion.
  4. Develop an understanding of the process of collection, interpretation and analysis of local and national data, in order to identify the health needs and priorities of a defined population, relevant to their area of practice.
  5. Critically evaluate theories, models and ethical principles of health promotion and apply to collaborative public health interventions, with an evidence base relevant to their area of practice.
Core bibliography

Earle, S et al (2007) Theory and research in promoting public health. London: Sage

Ewles, L., Simnett, U. (2003) Promoting health. A practical guide. London: Bailliere Tindall

Holland, S. (2008) Public Health Ethics.Cambridge: Polity.

Kaptein, A., Weinman, J. (2008) Health Psychology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lloyd, C.E et al. (2007) Policy and practice in promoting public health. London: Sage

Orme, J. et al. (2003) Public health in the 21st century. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Tones, K., Green, J. (2004) Health promotion: planning and strategies. London: Sage.

www.nwpho.org.uk North West Public Health Observatory

Course summary

Concepts of health and need; factors that influence health and well being; development of public health policy and the public health practitioner role, health inequalities and social exclusion and their impact; population health; epidemiology and interpretation of population data; process of health needs assessment including user/ carer perspectives; health promotion theories and approaches; ethical considerations; evidence base for collaborative public health interventions; planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion activity.

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