HLTH08023 2013 PROMOTING HEALTH IN SPECIFIC POPULATION GROUPS
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts, models, principles and theories of health promotion with reference to specific population groups.
Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced health related literature from current evidence base regarding a variety of population groups.
Plan, develop and implement appropriate initiatives to promote population health which are appropriate to the group and in line with evidence based practice.
Engage in collaborative work with external agencies.
Participate constructively in a team environment while planning for a population health initiative.
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.
Demonstrate self-direction, autonomy and originality in tackling tasks assigned.
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
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Self-reflection on population health workshop performance.
Professional feedback for students professional development.
|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
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||4||Weekly||4.00|
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Student Led Workshops||2||Weekly||2.00|
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