Cambridge Management and Leadership School Ltd
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Promoting health is a responsibility of everyone who works in health and social care. It is also an important government agenda. So, how do we as individuals promote the health of our service users and the government promote health within the wider population?
In this course, learners will look at how the government, through organisations such as Public Health England, tries to improve the health of the population, including the policies and activities the government undertakes to improve the health of the nation. Learners will also look at their role in monitoring the population’s health, including the factors can affect health and the government’s role in trying to reduce these factors.
From an individual service user’s view, learners will examine the role of health promotion and some common approaches and models used by practitioners to promote and protect the health of the communities they serve. Learners will explore how to run a small health campaign and how to overcome barriers to participation.
It is important that everyone working in health and social care sectors supports service users to maintain as healthy a lifestyle as possible to minimise the development of future health conditions, including service users with long-term conditions.
In this course, you will study
Understand how public health policy is developed to improve the health of the population:
• Identifying and monitoring the health needs of the population
• Identifying and protecting individuals form communicable diseases and environmental issues that could lead to health consequences
• How do we find out the health needs of the population?
• Local and national provision of public health priorities
• Groups who influence policy, government agencies (DoH), charities and pressure groups, British Heart Foundation (BHF), Diabetes UK, Cancer Research UK etc. The role of the World Health Organisation
• How do we monitor the health of the nation?
• Important reports such as the Black Report (1980) and Acheson Report (1998) and their continuing impact on public health policy.
Understand the factors that can affect health in the population:
• Looking at socio-economic factors, environmental, lifestyle choices
• Links between the above and the prevalence of health and ill health in the population
• The positive impact of improved health in the population
• Looking at case studies of outcomes of improved public health on the nation and individuals
• Quality of life measures and life expectancy.
Understand how health promotion can influence individuals to adopt healthy lifestyles:
• Models of health promotion: Health belief model, theory of reasoned action, stages of change model
• Approaches to delivering health promotion messages: health education, mass media, community involvement, empowerment, role of individuals, national campaigns.
Develop and analyse the effectiveness of a health promotion campaign:
• Health promotion material- looking at different types
• Understanding your audience and how to reach them
• Planning a campaign, resources/ time/ publicising
• Running a campaign, gaining feedback from participants
• Follow up and how we can measure effects of the campaign.
• Potential barriers to participation.
Each unit is assessed through an assignment.
How will you study?
Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online. After login to your online learning portal, you will study in a structured way - read books/resources online and write you assignments with full study support to complete the whole qualification.
Results and Certificate
Learners will complete only one unit and number of topics. At the end of the course you will achieve credits that can be counted towards the similar level higher credits qualification. You will achieve a Certificate of Achievement to confirm your achievement.
NOTE: Assessment Cost
Learners will pay £75 accreditation fees at the beginning of the course that is not included in the Reed courses. That cost include assessment, marking, and certification.
Who is this course for?
This course is for someone who is new to the health and social care, or want to study for continuing professional development (CPD) or to progress to higher level course in the same subject area.
The rationale of the programme is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their care capabilities within the health and social care sector. The primary areas of employment are healthcare worker, social worker, health care assistant, charity, health administrator etc. You will also progress to Level 3 or Level 4 qualification.
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