PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT - 2021/2
Module code: NURM135
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
School of Health Sciences
JONES Felicity (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
Overall student workload
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 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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
- 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.
|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.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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.
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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 2021/2 academic year.