20 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is to provide ou with experience of the work place in a setting orientated to the promotion of community health and wellbeing and to develop knowledge and skills of community health profiling and needs assessment.
The module is a major vehicle for the development of, and practice in personal development planning. It provides a focused opportunity for you to enhance your skills in personal reflection on the work place. Furthermore, it enables an evaluation of experiences in the workplace and to build upon the personal development planning skills acquired in the first year module Study and Business Skills
Community Health Profiling and needs assessment identifying local networks and resources
Observing professional practice.
Identifying agencies settings roles in promoting community public health; consideration of personal responsibilities in the workplace setting; significance of workplace policies and procedures
Compilation of a portfolio of evidence, including a reflective work placement diary
Skills Competencies Audit and Personal Development Planning
CV preparation. Applying for jobs. Interview skills
The module is primarily delivered in the work place. Students must undertake 100 hours of supervised activity in a relevant agency. Learning objectives and activities for the placement should be agreed within the first four weeks of the placement through a tripartite learning agreement between the workplace, the student and the tutor.
Workshops: Class based workshops introduce the module and provide on-going support and guidance to identify learning opportunities and personal learning objectives for knowledge and skill development; develop a community health profile; and reflect on skill development. Workshops will be provided as follows
Introduction to the work place and work based learning: roles, responsibilities x 1
Community Health Profiling x 3
Skills competency audit; portfolio development; x1
CV writing. application and interview skills X 1
Workshops, including tutorial support: 15 hours
Placement 100 hours
Preparation of Portfolio 25 hours
Community Health Profile and Needs Assessment 60 hours
TOTAL 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate in-depth understanding of community health needs||Display interpretive skills in the collation, comparison and syntheses of community health related health and social indicators|
|2.||Identify various forms of data collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation to draw appropriate conclusions about community health needs and resources||
Display appropriate understanding and use of qualitative and quantitative data to profile community health and wellbeing.
Utilise appropriate reports, databases and internet resources/search engines.
|3.||Profile your skills and competencies and provide evidence of your development and continuing learning needs||Utilise competency frameworks tools together with reflective valuation and evidence from your Portfolio and or witness statements to validate your development and continuing learning needs|
|4.||Obtain an Employer’s Report validating satisfactory completion of the period of work based learning and fulfilment of agreed objectives for the placement.||Presentation within Portfolio of Employers Report and Tutor Contact Report with completed statement of objectives and evaluation of their fulfilment.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio including skills audit review of competencies; learning plans and self evaluation; Reflective Diary||Completion of Workbook: Community Health Profile and Needs Assessment||Employer's Report and Tutor Visit/Contact Report|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
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Bennett A (2000) Getting to Grips with Profiling Primary Health Care vol 10, no 8, 19-20
Billings J (2002) Profiling Health Needs in Public Health in Policy & Practice: a sourcebook for health visitors and community nurses, Cowley S (ed) Bailliere Tindall, London
Billings JR & Cowley S (1995) Approaches to community needs assessment: a literature review Journal of Advanced Nursing 22 721-730
Bloch, S. and Bates, T. (1995) Employability: how to get your career on the right track. London: Kogan Page.
Fanthome, C. (2004) Work placements: a survival guide for students. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
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Heller T, Muston R, Sidell M and Lloyd C (Eds) (2001) Working for health, Open University/ Sage, London
Hull C (2005) Profiles and portfolios : a guide for health and social care. 2nd Edition. Macmillan, Basingstoke
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Craig, P.M. & Lindsay, G.M., Churchill Livingstone, London
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Skills for health Competencies for Public Health Practice
Dept of Health - Health Inequalities Pages
Up My Street
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