Publuc Health

Publuc Health

Coursework Regulations

1 You are required to submit your coursework on-line through online e-learning system http://stponline.co.uk. Detailed information about this is available in the student handbook submission
2 Details of submission procedures and penalty fees can be obtained from Academic Administration or the general student handbook.
3 Late coursework will be accepted by Academic Admin Office and marked according to the guidelines given in your Student Handbook for this year.
4 If you need an extension (even for one day) for a valid reason, you must request one, using a coursework extension request form available from the Academic Admin Office. Do not ask the lecturers responsible for the course – they are not authorised to award an extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
5 General guidelines for submission of coursework:
a) All work must be word-processed and must be of “good” standard.
b) Document margins shall not be more than 2.5cm or less than 1.5cm
c) Font size in the range of 11 to 14 points distributed to including headings and body text. Preferred typeface to be of a common standard such as Arial or Times New Roman for the main text.
d) Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that form part of the course work must be submitted either online with the documentation.
e) The copy of the course work submitted may not be returned to you after marking and you are advised to have your personal copy for your reference.
f)

The College feels it is important that students develop good time management skills which will not only benefit them during their academic studies but also in future employment. Therefore we are now limiting grades on work that is submitted late or very late to a pass grade even if the work itself is at a higher level. This is to ensure that all students are treated equally, those who submit on time should not be put at a disadvantage by those students who take longer to submit the work but have the opportunity to gain a higher grade.
The only exception to this is students who have verifiable extenuating circumstances.
Academic Administration WILL NOT issue extension forms to students unless they have written evidence from an official source which confirms the student’s inability to submit on time. This would need to come from e.g. a GP, Council, hospital etc. and must be relevant to the time when submission was due. So if the student was in Hospital 6 months ago this does not affect their current ability to submit.
Please DO NOT ask academic administration for an extension form unless you have verifiable evidence.

All work completed, including any software constructed may not be used for any purpose other than the purpose of intended study without prior written permission from St Patrick’s International College.

Aim
The aim of this unit is to raise learners’ awareness of factors influencing public health and the different approaches taken to reduce incidence of disease and illness in communities.

Understand different approaches and strategies used to measure, monitor and control the incidence of disease in communities
Roles of different agencies: local, national, international agencies eg local authorities, health trusts, government, European Union, World Health Organization, voluntary organisations
Epidemiology: incidence (geographical distribution, incidence rates, trends); vulnerable groups; causes; spread and controls
Infectious disease: one of eg influenza, food/water borne infections, HIV/AIDS, a childhood illness, tuberculosis, MRSA
Non-infectious disease: one of eg malignant disease, cardiovascular diseases obesity, asthma
Statistical data: graphical, numerical, tabular; probabilities, incidence rates, trends
Approaches and strategies: surveillance, screening, immunisation, education, legislation, social welfare, environmental controls

Be able to investigate the implications of illness and disease in communities for
the provision of health and social care services
Priorities and approaches: prevention, treatment, palliative care, remedial care
Relationship: planning, facilities, expertise, partnership working, funding, individual versus public good
Lifestyle choices: diet, exercise, substance use, work culture, relaxation

Understand the factors influencing health and wellbeing of individuals in health or
Social care settings
Priorities: factors eg safety and security, mobility, diet, hygiene, intellectual, social, emotional needs
Strategies, systems and policies: organisation of service provision, quality of provision, choices, complaints policies, partnerships, involvement of friends and family
Activity to encourage behaviour change: education, physical exercise, games, consultation exercises (e.g focus group), input from specialists

Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes
Assessment requirements

To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO1 Understand different
approaches and strategies
used to measure, monitor
and control the incidence of
disease in communities
1.1 explain the roles of different agencies in identifying levels of health and disease in communities
a.
1.2 explain, using statistical data, the epidemiology of one infectious and one non-infectious disease that is widespread in their own country
b.
1.3 evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches and strategies to control the incidence of disease in communities
LO2 Be able to investigate the
implications of illness and
disease in communities for
the provision of health and
social care services

2.1 use relevant research to determine current priorities and approaches to the provision of services for people with disease or illness
c.
2.2 explain the relationship between the prevalence of disease and requirements of services to support individuals within the health and social care service provision
d.
2.3 analyse the impact of current lifestyle choices on future needs for health and social care services
LO3 Understand the factors
influencing health and
wellbeing of individuals in
health or social care settings.
3.1 assess the health and wellbeing priorities for individuals in a particular health or social care setting
e.
3.2 evaluate the effectiveness of strategies, systems and
policies in a health or social care setting
f.
3.3 discuss changes that could be made to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in a health or social care setting

3.4 evaluate an activity that has been implemented to encourage behaviour change for maximising health for individuals in a health or social care setting.
Merit descriptors
Indicative characteristics
Contextualised Indicative characteristics
M1

Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions
Effective judgement has been made and effective approach to study and research has been applied.

M1 can be achieved when a learner has made effective judgment in LO1.3 and has shown an effective approach to study and research by submitting work on the agreed due date.
M2
Select/design and apply appropriate methods/ techniques

a range of sources of information has been used

M2 can be achieved where a range of sources of information have been used throughout the essay. It needs to be supported with relevant in-text citation following the Harvard referencing system

M3
Present and communicate appropriate findings

the appropriate structure and approach has been used

M3 can be achieved when appropriate structure and approach has been used by the learnerthroughout the essay. This MUST reflect in all learning outcomes.
Distinction Descriptors
Indicative characteristics
Contextualized Indicative characteristics
D1
Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified

Learner has arrived at conclusions about strategies used to measure, monitor
and control the incidence of disease in communities through synthesis of ideas and the conclusions have been justified.
D2
Take responsibility for managing and organising activities
autonomy/independence has been demonstrated

Learner has demonstrated autonomy/independence in investigating the implications of illness and disease in communities for the provision of health and social care services
D3
Demonstrate convergent/ lateral/creative thinking

effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts

Learner has applied alternative approaches to critically factors that influence health and wellbeing of individuals in health or social care settings

Summary of grades

In order to achieve a pass in a unit
• all learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
In order to achieve a merit in a unit
• pass requirements achieved
• all merit grade descriptors achieved
In order to achieve a distinction in a unit
• pass and merit requirements achieved
• all distinction grade descriptors achieved

(Note – ü : criteria satisfied, X: criteria not satisfied)