Postgraduate

HSC8042 : Public Health Intervention

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the theory, concepts and practical issues relating to the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health interventions. The role of theories of behavior and of behavior change to inform public health intervention development and evaluation will be examined, supported by practical examples of the application of theory in relation to a wide range of public health issues. The module will consider a range of approaches to evaluating public health interventions.

Outline Of Syllabus

The course covers:
•       Health promotion and disease prevention
•       Public health intervention theory, models and methods
•       Health psychology approaches to health behaviour change
•       Public health intervention implementation within the NHS and other sectors
•       Methods for evaluation of interventions
•       Patient and public responses to public health risk and public health interventions
•       Patient and public involvement in developing, evaluating and implementing public health interventions
•       A range of topics are covered as examples in sessions, including COVID-19, diet and nutrition, obesity, physical
activity, tobacco control and smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion401:0040:00Preparation and completion of assignment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials41:306:00Non-synchronous online: Taught material
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading143:0043:00Reading around topic
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Synchronous online: Interactive seminars, incorporating group work and practical activities
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk13:003:00PIP: Introduction of Taught material
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The nature of the subject, key learning outcomes and class size are best suited to a participatory approach to learning, with ample time for discussion and problem-solving small group work.

Extensive self-directed learning, in particular through guided reading and web-based research, will complement classroom teaching.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M1002000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written assignment aims to assess some of the key knowledge and skill-based learning outcomes and aims to test the student’s ability to :

1. ? ? ? Critically analyse a specific health promotion/disease prevention intervention, identifying the underlying rationale and relevant theory
2. ? ? ? Identify relevant research literature relating to a specific health promotion intervention
3. Design an evaluation for a public health intervention

Reading Lists

Timetable