PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT - 2020/1
Module code: NUR3221
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School of Health Sciences
JONES Felicity (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: B790
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
- 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 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 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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
- Explore and 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.
|1||Identify and evaluate assessment tools for public health practice.|
|2||Assess and critically evaluate the data and resources needed for effective practice in public health at local and national level and informing commissioning.|
|3||Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the interrelationship of public health and other relevant disciplines.|
|4||Discuss the current theoretical and methodological approaches and how these affect both the views of and delivery of public health practice.|
|5||Illustrate and evaluate initiatives in decision-making, collaborative working and the influence of legal and ethical issues on practice.|
|6||Identify and analyse the wider determinants of health and evaluate the role of advocacy, empowerment and communication in effective public health practice.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Clinical Placement Hours: 28
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 approaches.
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 for PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur3221
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