Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.
This course unit is one of the blended options we provide. The course will equip students to use the evidence-base to design, deliver and evaluate services which are accessible and appropriate, in order to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of patients and communities. Students choosing ‘Engaging the Hard to Reach for Health Gain’ will need to be available for a face-to-face teaching block in April. This will involve live webinars, presentations and group work. It will also include a group presentation as the mid-term assignment. In the event of a change in government policy preventing face to face teaching, the teaching block will be moved online.
- Describe and analyse hard to reach populations in a variety of settings and evaluate the factors that make populations hard to reach.
- Analyse the impact of hard to reach populations on public health.
- Examine the relationship between access to services and health inequalities.
- Analyse the impact of socio-economic, cultural and other factors on access to services.
- Appraise current practices for engaging hard to reach populations.
- Examine the role of Public, Patient and Professional involvement and engagement in developing accessible services.
- Develop evidence-based strategies for accessing and engaging hard to reach populations in a range of settings
Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.
Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH60062#course-unit-details