20 credits at level HE7
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concepts and principles underpinning public health practice in relation to children. The inequitable impact of poverty and ill health on children are well documented and are issues that most healthcare practitioners working with children are frequently exposed to. This also recognises the relevance of different forms of child abuse as a public health issue. Consequently, this module is designed to explore from a population perspective, the public health threats to the health and wellbeing of children and consider how practioners can respond .
Students will be expected to utilise self initiated and self directed approaches from a range of sources that may lie beyond the boundaries of child health as a topic in itself, their practice discipline and organisational context. Student work will be characterised by explicit justifications based upon logical argument and, where appropriate, sound evidence underpinning child public health and health promotion
Key concepts and definitions relating to child public health
Threats to child public health, globally, nationally and locally
Epidemiology of child health
Determinants of health in children - the impact of poverty
Child health policy and children's rights
Resources and sources for child public health data and information
Mutidisciplinary child public health and integration of services for children
Child abuse as a public health issue
Child public health practice: Techniques & resources
The 200 hours notional time given to this module will be allocated as follows:
Classroom work: 30 hours
Private study to consolidate classroom work: 50 hours
Assignment based work: 120 hours
The assessment will take the form of an essay or report related to an aspect of child public health.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have a critical understanding of the concepts and definitions relating to child public health and how these apply to professional practice||Critically analyse and evaluate concepts and definitions relating to child public health in the context of professional practice|
|2.||Be able to identify and recognise threats to child public health in the context of policy and professional practice.||Critically justify a child public health issue in global, national, professional and local terms|
|3.||Have a critical understanding of the determinants of health and the disproportionate impact of poverty on the health of children||Utilise a wide range of sources to critically analyse and evaluate the impact of health inequalities in relation to a child public health issue|
|4.||Have a growing awareness of the rights of children to health and how practitioners can contribute to a culture of rights for children||
a. Critically evaluate aspects of power, discrimination and oppression in relation to the rights of children to health
b. Suggest how ethical, anti-discriminatory, anti-oppressive practice may be actualised in relation to the practitioners role in a child public health context
|5.||Be able to demonstrate an understanding of routinely available sources of demographic, health data and information relevant to child public health practice||Analyse and Interpret aspects of health related data and information relevant to child public health practice|
|6.||Be developing a growing awareness of the increasing integration of service delivery for children's health||Critically analysie theories, models and approaches to service delivery in relation to child public health.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||One 5000 word essay or report in relation to an aspect of child public health|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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DOH (1998) Tackling Inequalities. London: DOH.
DOH (2004) Choosing Health White paper, London: DOH.
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|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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