HLTH06021 2019 DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH 2

General Details

Full Title
DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH 2
Transcript Title
DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH 2
Code
HLTH06021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Joanne Regan
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science
Description

This module will further explore the determinants of health with greater emphasis on the socio-ecological and environmental determinants of health and the interactions between the various determinants.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Justify why one would take a determinants of health approach to promoting both individual and population health.

2.

Explain the mechanisms through which the major socio-ecological and environmental determinants of health impact on the health of the individual and population.

3.

Identify how health inequalities impact the health of populations - locally, nationally and globally.

4.

Apply the determinants approach to various public health issues

Teaching and Learning Strategies

During the delivery of this module students self learning will be encouraged through use of directed worksheets to relevant up-to-date documents supported through lecture material and online notes.  Workshops will be used to engage in discussion, debate and give formative feedback as they prepare for assessments

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment during this module will comprise of an individual report based on a case - study and group presentation on particular topics related to the determinants of population health and a final exam to assess theory and application.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Determinants of health - individual approach v a population health approach

Focus on Health Inequalities -upstream, midstream and downstream factors

Focus on core socio-ecological and environmental determinants of health issues - e.g. Housing, Poverty, Education, Employment/Unemployment, Social & Cultural Diversity, Transport, Built Environment and interactions between determinants

Application of the determinants of health in various populations and public health issues and analyse strategies used to promote health

Life-course approach to health determinants

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report to identify the determinants of health of a population/community. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 5 1,2
2 Presentation ; Group presentation outlining the social and environmental determinants of health on a public health issue and devise midstream/upstream strategies that could be implemented. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 12 2,4
3 Formative and Summative Assessment Presentation and discussion sessions of various case studies Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Workshops 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Strother Ratcliff, K. (2017) The Social Determinants of Health: Looking Upstream​. 1st Ed. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity. 

Bartley, M (2017) Health Inequality: An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Methods. 2nd Ed. â€‹Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity. 

Keleher, H & Murphy, B. (Eds.) (2004) Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach, Oxford University Press, UK.

Marmont, M & Wilkinson, R.G. (Eds.) (2006) Social Determinants of Health, 2 nd ed. Oxford University Press, UK. 

Journal Resources

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URL Resources

www.publichealth.ie 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None