HLTH08023 2013 PROMOTING HEALTH IN SPECIFIC POPULATION GROUPS

General Details

Full Title
PROMOTING HEALTH IN SPECIFIC POPULATION GROUPS
Transcript Title
POPULATION HEALTH
Code
HLTH08023
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Kevin Cradock
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

During this module students will gain a detailed knowledge of the importance of utilising the population approach for targeting health promotion initiatives and programmes.  The student will demonstrate mastery in developing appropriate methods and strategies for targeting various sub-population groups in society.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts,  models, principles and theories of health promotion with reference to specific population groups.

2.

Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced health related literature from current evidence base regarding a variety of population groups.

3.

Plan, develop and implement appropriate initiatives to promote population health which are appropriate to the group and in line with evidence based practice.

4.

Engage in collaborative work with external agencies.

5.

Participate constructively in a team environment while planning for a population health initiative.

6.

Reflect on their professional skills and competencies and identify their knowledge / skills gaps and source and undertake self-learning for professional development relevant to the field of population health.

7.

Demonstrate self-direction, autonomy and originality in tackling tasks assigned.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Health Promotion Practice 1 & 2. Determinants of Health 1 & 2. or prior experiential learning for non-standard applicants as assessed by programme board.
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Overview of Population Health Approach.

Focus on a selection of various specialist populations and issues pertaining to their specific needs.   Possible areas include:

·         Men's Health

·         Women's Health

·         Toddler / Children's Health

·         Youth/ Adolescent Populations

·         Older Adult

·         Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Health

·         People with Disabilities

·         Ethnic Minority Groups

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Self-reflection on population health workshop performance.
Professional feedback for students professional development.
Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 5,6,7
2 Student led session on specific topic area addressing a predefined audience.
Focus on effective and appropriate:
communication of key health messages.
development of appropriate resource materials. backing from current evidence based practice.
Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
             

Full Time Mode Workload


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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Corcoran, N. (2007) Communicating Health: Strategies For Health Promotion. Sage, London

Davies, M. & Macdowall, W. (2006) Health Promotion Theory Open University Press, Maidenhead

Earle, S., Lloyd, CE., Sidell, M., Spurr, S (2007) Theory & Research in Promoting Public Health. Sage, London.

Ewles, L. & Simnett, I. (2000) Promoting Health: a Practical Guide 4th Edition, Baillière Tindall London .

Heller, R.F. (2005) Evidence for Population Health. Oxford University Press

Jones, L., Sidell, M. & Douglas, J. (2002) The Challenge of Promoting Health: Exploration & Action Macmillan Press Ltd, Basingstoke

Macdowall, W., Bonnell, C. & Davies, M.(2006) Health Promotion Practice. Open University Press, Maidenhead

Ottoson, J.M. & Green, L.W. (2001) Community and Population Health. Mc-Graw Hill Education-Europe

Naidoo, J. & Wills, J. (2000) Health Promotion; Foundations for Practice 2nd Edition, Baillière Tindall: London

Naidoo, J. & Wills, J. (2005) Public Health & Health Promotion; Developing Practice 2nd Edition, Bailliere Tindall: London

Sidell, M., Jones, L., Katz, J. & Peberdy, A. (2003) Debates & Dilemmas in Promoting Health (2nd Edition) Macmillan Press Ltd, Basingstoke

Young, T.K. (2005) Population Health: Concepts and Models. Oxford University Press: US

Other Resources

None

Additional Information
None