Introduction to Public Health
- Mode of study
- Distance learning, Part time
- 10 credits
- Course code
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This part time distance learning module can be studied independently, with or without academic credits, or as part of the Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Independent Prescribing), Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Advanced Professional Practice.
The CPP programme and modules are suitable for pharmacists in their foundation training to help you develop your clinical and professional skills and support you in advancing your practice. It is also suitable for those of you who are further advanced in your career to address your learning needs.
This module will be relevant to healthcare professionals who what to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the provision of public health in primary care. The principle areas covered in the module include: public health and public health policy; the role of the healthcare professional in promoting health; and theories and models of behaviour change.
Teaching and assessment
Please note: In your programme you may sometimes be expected to role play and engage in simulated clinical scenarios with other students, such as the practice and observation of practical skills in physical contact with other students. For some specific practices, this may necessitate modification of dress - e.g., to shorts and t-shirt. These activities will be conducted in a professional, safe, respectful and culturally sensitive way, under the supervision of academic staff, according to a defined protocol. This does not apply to Clinical Pharmacy practice modules as all of these modules are distance learning.