Unit 11: The Role of Public Health in Health and social care

         Unit11:

The Role of Public Health in Health and social care                                   





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Unit code:
H/601/1604

QCF level:
4


Credit value:
15















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• 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.
• Unit abstract
The unit requires learners to investigate the roles of different agencies working within communities to reduce the incidence of disease and illness. They will investigate infectious andnon-infectious diseases that are widespread in their own country and analyse the effectiveness of strategies that are in place to control the incidence of disease. Regional, national and international perspectives and priorities will be considered. This will be followed by investigating the health and social care provision that is available and then analysing factors that influence the wellbeing of individuals within a care setting.
• Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a learner will:
1 Understand different approaches and strategies used to measure, monitor and control the incidence of disease in communities
2 Be able to investigate the implications of illness and disease in communities for the provision of health and social care services
3 Understand the factors influencing the health and wellbeing of individuals in health or social care settings.
Unit content

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                   unit 19 marketing planning
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 (eg focus group), input from specialists

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes
Assessment criteria for pass

On successful completion of
The learner can:

this unit a learner will:








LO1 Understand different

1.1
explain the roles of different agencies in identifying

approaches and strategies


levels of health and disease in communities

used to measure, monitor

1.2
explain, using statistical data, the epidemiology of one

and control the incidence of




infectious and one non-infectious disease that is

disease in communities





widespread in their own country







1.3
evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches and




strategies to control the incidence of disease in




communities






LO2 Be able to investigate the

2.1
use relevant research to determine current priorities

implications of illness and


and approaches to the provision of services for people

disease in communities for


with disease or illness

the provision of health and

2.2
explain the relationship between the prevalence of

social care services




disease and requirements of services to support








individuals within the health and social care service




provision



2.3
analyse the impact of current lifestyle choices on future




needs for health and social care services





LO3 Understand the factors

3.1
assess the health and wellbeing priorities for individuals

influencing health and


in a particular health or social care setting

wellbeing of individuals in

3.2
evaluate the effectiveness of strategies, systems and

health or social care settings.




policies in a health or social care setting







3.3
discuss changes that could be made to improve the

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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.






Guidance
                                               
Links
This unit has links with, for example:
Unit 15: Psychology for Health and Social Care
Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Unit 18: Complementary Therapies
Unit 19: Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
Unit 23: Employability Skills
Unit 28: Work-based Experience.
This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. See Annexe B for mapping.
Essential requirements
This unit will require input from health-related professionals with understanding and experience of health promotion, epidemiology and related work.
Employer engagement and vocational contexts
Input from specialists in public and environmental health would be beneficial. Access to local health plans and records would be useful as well as access to national and international statistics on the incidence of diseases and disorders.
Learners could also have access to work experience which would enhance their experience and access to information required for this unit.                      list of assignment help services


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