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LO1 Review the timeline of the development of public health from historical antecedents through to contemporary practice.

 

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this unit is to provide students the opportunity to consider the evolution of public health over time with particular focus on public health research and development in policies and strategic planning. Students will review the impact of recent public health measures, changes, and how understanding of health has influenced responses to those measures. It is important that healthcare support staff have a sound understanding of the significance of the role of public health regulatory bodies, skills and knowledge frameworks in promoting health improvements across communities.

  • The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or an illustration from somewhere you must give the source.
  • Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must give all your sources of information.
  • Make sure your work is clearly presented and that you use readily understandable English.

Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.

Learning Outcomes

LO1 Review the timeline of the development of public health from historical antecedents through to contemporary practice.

LO2 Examine the influence of public health research and policy on current practice in public health.

LO3 Contribute to the implementation of an aspect of current public health strategy within own local community.

LO4 Explore the roles of public health regulatory bodies in promoting practice and strategies aimed at health improvement.

ASSIGNMENT BRIEF AND GUIDANCE

Scenario:

Due to the recent health pandemic, your team has the responsibility of educating the local community on health improvement. As a member of this team, you have been assigned to develop a small-scale activity that supports a recent national strategic public health initiative.

To do this, you will first need to produce a report on the rationale behind the activity to your team, and then work with them to develop the activity and once completed, reflect on the success of the activity in improving the health education of local people who you engaged.

Activity 1- Report (Covers LO1- LO2)

Write a report based upon the following title: The influences of historical antecedents on the development of contemporary research, policy and practice in public health. Within the report, you will need to evaluate the history which has shaped the development of current public health service provision and analyse the evidence regarding improvements in health of the population as a result of recent health policies developed from previous research and strategy.

Your report should include:

  • An explanation of understanding of what public health is and how it has changed over time.
  • Analysis of current public health issues that affect own home country today in relation to historical antecedents.

Within the report, choose one national public health priority that impacts people in your local area and:

  • Justify your decision to focus on this priority and its related strategy instead of others

Explain how research contributes to the development of national policy giving examples related to one area of a public health concern.

  • Assess how public health research has informed the development of policies in relation to the specific national public health priority.
  • Analyse the evidence regarding improvements in the health of the local population as a result of recent health policies developed from previous research and strategy.

Assignment Submission Format (Formal Report Structure)

  • Use a cover page, Title Page, Content’s page for the report
  • The main body of the report should be concise, formal business report.
    • Use at least 1.5 spacing and Times New Roman/ Arial font size 12.
  • Use headings, paragraphs, and subsections as appropriate.
  • Support the work with research, in-text citations, as well as statistics when relevant.
  • Provide Conclusion, evaluation, and recommendation.
  • Use Appendices (if any)
  • Use the Harvard Referencing Style for intext citation and reference list.
  • Provide a reference list using the Harvard referencing system.
  • Write within the word limit of 2000 words (+/- 10%) excluding the cover page (if any), contents page, list of references and appendices. You will not be penalised for exceeding this.

Note: Your submission will be word-processed, written work with clear indication of the unit number and title, the relevant activity being addressed, your name and registration number.

Activity 2- Presentation (LO3)

Submission for LO3 assessment will take the form of an electronic presentation to an audience.

Develop and present a set of materials based on the public health strategic priority identified in Activity 1.

These should be materials that can be used in a small-scale health education initiative in your local area.

You will be expected to present the materials and you will need to discuss how you as an individual and your team will share the materials to support local people to engage in public health initiatives.

Your materials and presentation should focus on the priorities as identified by a regulatory body in public health and:

  • Reflect current local public health strategies aimed at integrating approaches by different agencies to improve the health of individuals in your local area
  • Show how professionals and others in your local community will be engaged to support initiatives designed to improve people’s health
  • Show how different agencies involved in public health improvement can support individuals to improve their health

The Assignment Structure – Presentation

  • Use Microsoft PowerPoint Slides.
  • Use no more than 6 bullet points in one slide.
  • Use images, graphics, charts, and other material to support your work in the presentation.
  • Additional five minutes will be given for Q & A
  • Use in-text citation and a Bibliography using the Harvard referencing system.
  • Submit your slides as PDF document, along with accompanying notes in Turnitin as Summative submission

Note: Write within the word limit of 1000 words (+/- 10%) excluding the cover page (if any), contents page, list of references and appendices. You will not be penalised for exceeding this

Activity 3 – Reflective writing (LO4)

Following your presentation, you are expected to develop your own critically reflective written summary that reviews the strategies reflected in your materials and presentation, and how effectively you think they integrate the work of different agencies to improve the health of people in your local area in response to the priorities identified by a regulatory body.

It is important in this summary that you:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of different agencies involved in public health improvement.
  • Analyse the role of the public health regulatory body in setting standards in public health.
  • Critically review local public health strategies aimed at integrating approaches to health improvement in response to priorities identified by a regulatory body.

The recommended length of this reflective writing is 500 words, though you will not be penalised for exceeding this.

Note: Your final submission should comprise a word-processed report, pdf presentation slides with speaker notes and reflective writing. Written work must indicate the relevant activity being addressed, your name and registration number.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Pass

Merit

Distinction

LO1 Review the timeline of the development of public health from historical antecedents through to contemporary practice

D1 Evaluate the historical antecedents that have shaped the development of current public health service provision

P1 Explain how the understanding of what public health is has changed over time

M1 Analyse current public health issues that affect own home country today in relation to historical antecedents

LO2 Examine the influence of public health research and policy on current practice in public health

D2 Analyse the evidence regarding

P2 Explain how research

M2 Assess the impact of public health research on the development of policy in relation to a specific national public health priority

improvements in the health of the

contributes to the

population as a result of recent

development of national

health policies developed from

policy giving examples

previous research and strategy

related to one area of a

 

public health concern

 

LO3 Contribute to the implementation of an aspect of current public health strategy within own local community

 

LO3 and LO4

P3 Demonstrate how own role supports individuals to be aware of and participate in local health initiatives

M3 Review different approaches to partnership working that support improvement in individuals’ health

D3 Critically review local public health strategies aimed at integrating

 

 

approaches to health improvement in

 

 

response to priorities identified by a regulatory body

LO4 Explore the roles of public health regulatory bodies in promoting practice and strategies aimed at health improvement

P4 Explain the roles and responsibilities of different agencies involved in public health improvement

M4 Analyse the role of the public health regulatory body in setting standards in public health

 


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