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PA50190: Pharmaceutical public health

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Work Based Learning Project (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To review and evaluate the key issues in pharmaceutical public health.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the nature of public health and how it is delivered (knowledge and understanding)
2. Critically evaluate the opportunities in pharmaceutical public health for self-development and complete a "Declaration of Competence" to demonstrate competence to provide a public health service of choice. (knowledge and understanding; professional, practical skill)
3. Use key and relevant public health tools and information sources to inform the delivery of pharmaceutical public health projects (professional practical skill)
4. Critically review policy formation and the effect it has on pharmaceutical public health in the community pharmacy and/or CCG setting (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill)
5. Critically discuss the role of the pharmacy profession in demonstrating improvements in key public health priority areas (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill). Skills Knowledge and Understanding (T, F, A)
Professional practical skills (T, F, A)
Personal and Key Skills (F, A) Content Part A: Public Health Background and Frameworks
* What is Public Health
* Strategy and Policy in Public Health
* Health Promotion
Part B: Public Health in Pharmacy Practice
* Public Health and Community Pharmacy
* Declaration of competence
* Sexual health, mental health, Obesity and nutrition, cancer, communicable disease, Immunisation service, substance misuse, smoking cessation, cardiovascular health, Anti-microbial resistance.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50190 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.