Optimising Public Health
Optimising public health 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The module will cover a range of content including:
The requirements of professional standards and behaviour - this will include partnership working, reflection on students own responses to judgements and decisions, professional autonomy, cultural and media influences on professional understanding, and non-descriminatory behaviour
Public health, Health promotion, Health protection
Health inequalities, Epidemiology, Health Economics
Exploration of data on local, national, and international prevalence and risk for midwifery and maternity care. Students will build their knowledge in relation to the Lancet series framework for quality maternal and newborn health linking this to local, national and international contexts.
Diet and exercise, Smoking cessation, Obesity, ACEs, Breastfeeding, Place of birth, Screening, Drug and alcohol, Mental wellbeing, Lifestyle choices, Pelvic floor, Vaccination
Systems of care, Continuity of care, Trauma informed care, Apply research findings and lessons from data and reports
Strengthening women’s capabilities, Decision making, Supporting informed decisions, Advocacy, Cultural and media influences on public understanding
Meaningful communication skills and strategies – language use, Meaningful communication skills and strategies, Numeracy, literacy, digital, media, and technological literacy skills, Provision of parent education and preparation for parenthood
-threshold -Grades D- to D+ Work displays satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting a satsifactory level ofbackground study. Presentation, communication and are satisfactory. The work contains some irrelevantmaterial and weaknesses in structure. A grade of D- is required to pass assessements.
-good -Very good, Grades B- to B+ Work displays very good knowledge and understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting a good level ofbackground study. The work is focussed, well structured and logically presented. There is some originalinterpretation and demonstration of links between topics. The work is presented to a very good standard with goodcommunication and minimal factual or computational errors.Good, Grades C- to C+ Work displays good knowledge and understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting a good level ofbackground study. The work is focussed, mostly structured and overall, logically presented. There is some original, though mimimal, interpretation and demonstration of links between topics. The work is presented to a good standard with goodcommunication but with some factual or computational errors.
-excellent -Grade A- to A* Work displays excellent comprehensive knowledge and detailed understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting extensivebackground study. The work is highly focussed, well structured, logically presented with discussion of evidence based information. The work contains original interpretation and new linksbetween topics are developed.The work is presented to a high standard with accuratecommunication and no factual or computational errors.
- Critically discuss the midwife’s role in public health, health promotion and health protection.
- Demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding to undertake identified midwifery skills with a holistic approach to care provision that is individualised and person centred
- Participate in activities that strengthen women’s capabilities to make informed choices and decisions about their health needs and those of her family.