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HL20509: Critical skills for health practitioners

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework Blog (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Coursework Focus Group (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
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 provide students with critical key skills required to plan health engagement activities and gather and reflect feedback.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Understand the different theories of communicating and engaging with a range of communities in a public health context
* Demonstrate critical awareness of bias and ethical issues, including when dealing with diverse and clinical populations across communities
* Identify, apply and evaluate different approaches to gathering feedback about health promotion interventions and campaigns
* Understand how to achieve quality in feedback gathering
* Introduce participatory and innovative approaches to communicating with communities in health contexts.

Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Analysis of research (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Independent work (facilitated and assessed)
Written communication (facilitated and assessed)
Oral communication (facilitated)
Problem exploration, comparison of options, justification of complex problem solving (taught and facilitated)
Read and synthesise information (facilitated and assessed)
Integrated, cross-disciplinary understanding (facilitated and assessed)
Information Technology (facilitated).

Planning engagement activities: Ethical issues and public health engagement;
Understanding Stigma and Cultural Variance in collecting feedback - Assumptions, bias; Change and innovation from within health organisations and contexts; Communication skills; Public Engagement; Addressing diversity/inequality and participatory approaches (citizen science).
Gathering and reflecting on feedback: Interview skills (recruitment, design); questionnaire design; focus groups; Recording feedback.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20509 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)