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PU5041: PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 25 Oct 2021 16:15


Course Overview

Public health is the art and science of improving health through the organised efforts of society. This course provides an introduction to a population-based perspective on health, illness and disease. The course illustrates the practical application of numerical ways of thinking about the health of a population. The course covers the three major public health domains of Health Improvement, Health Protection and Healthcare Public Health.

This course aims to support students in developing a critical understanding of the breadth of public health approaches to protecting, promoting, monitoring and improving health among a population as a whole.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Leone Craig
  • Prof Shantini Paranjothy

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers the core concepts of public health (such as population at risk, prevention, burden of disease, effective intervention, monitoring population health and health inequalities) across the three major public health domains of Health Improvement, Health Protection and Healthcare Public Health.

The course is predominantly based around a numerical ‘health needs assessment’ approach (burden of ill-health and effective intervention) with the provision of support/services in the context of political-economic-social circumstances to improving the health of a population.

The course provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to select a ‘health needs assessment topic’ on which to undertake a brief/rapid health needs assessment.

 

 


Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 20

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Feedback

Feedback - Details of correct and wrong answers and the correct answers

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLocate, utilise, interpret and present data obtained from the major sources of information commonly available to assess the health priorities for a defined population.
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to synthesise information and data from a range of sources to make recommendations for improving population health.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the role of health protection, health promotion and healthcare provision in improving population health.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand how the wider determinants of health impact on population health and wellbeing

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 26

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Feedback

Fedback - Rubric and written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLocate, utilise, interpret and present data obtained from the major sources of information commonly available to assess the health priorities for a defined population.
ConceptualEvaluateCommunicate public health related information to support a critically argued approach to improving the health of a population.
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to synthesise information and data from a range of sources to make recommendations for improving population health.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand how the wider determinants of health impact on population health and wellbeing

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

Feedback - Rubric, written feedback and oral during Q&A session.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLocate, utilise, interpret and present data obtained from the major sources of information commonly available to assess the health priorities for a defined population.
ConceptualEvaluateCommunicate public health related information to support a critically argued approach to improving the health of a population.
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to synthesise information and data from a range of sources to make recommendations for improving population health.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand how the wider determinants of health impact on population health and wellbeing

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 23 Feedback Weeks 24

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Feedback Within 5 days of the oral examination
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateCommunicate public health related information to support a critically argued approach to improving the health of a population.
ConceptualApplyLocate, utilise, interpret and present data obtained from the major sources of information commonly available to assess the health priorities for a defined population.
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to synthesise information and data from a range of sources to make recommendations for improving population health.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the role of health protection, health promotion and healthcare provision in improving population health.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand how the wider determinants of health impact on population health and wellbeing

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