PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT - 2018/9

Module code: NURM135

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

JONES F Ms (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B790

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

   

Module content


The structure and nature of public health within the social and political context
Processes of health surveillance and assessment of a population’s health and well being.
Resources needed to implement public health initiatives and support public health practice at local, national and international levels
Validity and reliability of tools for assessment in public health practice
Causation and critical evaluation of selected therapeutic and preventative interventions
Theories and concepts underpinning public health practice
Collaborative working with individuals, groups and communities  to enhance health and well being
Exploration of the wider determinants of health and the use of  advocacy to promote client perspective in the assessment process
Appraising the quality of communication with individuals, groups and communities in assessment processes
Identifying, collating, analysing and critically interpreting  data relating to health and well being of an identified population and using this to make  recommendations for service development
The  bio-psychosocial aspects of group and community assessment
Legal and ethical issues relating to public health
Contemporary issues in public health or social care

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework RATIONALE 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Explore and critically evaluate approaches to assessing public health and critique the underpinning information systems and data bases.
  • Gain and exercise higher levels of judgement, decision making and discretion in public health practice, programme management and service development.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Identify and critically evaluate assessment tools for public health practice and assess the data and resources needed for effective practice in public health at local and national level and informing commissioning. 
2 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the interrelationship of public health and other relevant disciplines. 
3 Debate the current theoretical and methodological approaches and how these affect both the views of and delivery of public health practice. 
4 Demonstrate an understanding of the need for initiative in decision-making, collaborative working and the influence of legal and ethical issues on practice. 
5 Identify and explore the wider determinants of health and critically evaluate the role of advocacy, empowerment and communication in effective public health practice.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 70

Lecture Hours: 37.5

Laboratory Hours: 2

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Different approaches relevant to the module content will be used, which may include:

Lectures, discussion groups, seminars, case studies, pre & post session study, virtual learning approach es.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm135

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.