Princ. of Prevention & Equity
Principles of Prevention and Equity 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 2
A lecture series will provide an understanding of health, preventative health, and equity in health. These lectures will explore risk, limitations, ethics and politics of implementing preventative health interventions. Each lecture will be accompanied by a reading list accessible through the University library.
Seminars will provide you with an opportunity to discuss and debate these key concepts in prevention and equity, with a specific view to assessing health equity and prevention within your own workplace.
Assessments will enable you to evidence your knowledge in report critically assessing health equity and prevention within your own organisation to draw together a set of recommendations and a presentation of these recommendations targeted at your employer.
Topics covered may include: -social determinants of health -structural inequality -racial discrimination and health -preventative approaches to reducing health inequities -social determinants and non-communicable diseases -gender inequalities and health - monitoring and measuring health inequities -policy action for tackling inequality
-threshold (C)- To achieve a ‘pass’ on the module’ the student will be required to demonstrate some knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and legislation for preventative health and equity
-good (B)- To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will be required to demonstrate good knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and legislation for preventative health and equity
-excellent (A)- To achieve an excellent pass, the student will be required to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and legislation for preventative health and equity
- Deliver information in a persuasive and succinct way to present recommendations for organisational change
- Demonstrate a critical and integrative understanding of the principles, practices, policies, and legislation for the preventative health and wellbeing of future generations.
- Develop inclusive, equitable, safe, and sustainable approaches for preventative health and wellbeing.
- Show a holistic understanding of equity and inclusive approaches to preventative health, with a critical and evaluative appreciation of how social, economic, and health factors may discriminate against groups with protected characteristics.
Report critically assessing health equity and prevention within your own organisation to draw together a set of appropriate (ethical, viable, safe, etc) recommendations.
An individual presentation aimed at an employer outlining recommendations for improving health equity and prevention within the organisation.