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NQCG3106 Collaborative Working for Community Capacity

Module Overview

This module will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work collaboratively to improve population health and wellbeing. The module may be taken as a stand- alone module or as a required module for the BSc (Hons) SCPHN.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the development, implementation and evaluation of community health improvement projects across agencies and partnerships. Such projects should enable you to build sustainable capacity and resources for health improvement and the reduction of inequalities. You will also gain an understanding of how to advocate for communities’ health and wellbeing and their concerns.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Develop and appraise skills required to work with individuals, groups and communities to implement activities designed to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Critically evaluate and utilise key political, ethical and philosophical issues relevant to contemporary health promotion and health protection and public health practice.
  • Recognise how to involve communities in assessing their health and wellbeing and needs, and identifying approaches to address these needs.
  • Critique and analyse a range of theories and models which assist us in engaging and working collaboratively with communities and agencies to plan, implement and evaluate health improvement projects.

Syllabus

Day 1 - Policy drivers, introduction to health promotion theory and ethical and practical reasons for collaborative working Day 2 - Models and theories for collaborative working (health promotion) project planning Day 3 - Evidence for and evaluation of collaborative health improvement projects Day 4 – motivational interviewing/health behaviour change (not assessed through written assignment) Day 5 – examples of collaborative working from practice (eg health protection work, Southampton Women’s Survey etc).

Special Features

A variety of teaching and learning approaches will be used in this module. These include lead lectures, discussion, guided reading, group activities, guided discovery learning and e learning. You will be encouraged to use your practice teacher/mentor/peers as a resource for learning

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

A variety of teaching and learning approaches will be used in this module. These include lead lectures, discussion, guided reading, group activities, guided discovery learning and e learning. You will be encouraged to use your practice teacher/mentor/peers as a resource for learning

TypeHours
Seminar5
Wider reading or practice95
Lecture30
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Completion of assessment task30
Total study time170

Resources & Reading list

Corcoran N (2013). Communicating Health: Strategies for Health Promotion. 

Scriven A & Hodgins, M (2011). Health Promotion Settings: Principles and Practice. [online]. 

Scriven A (2010). Promoting health: a practical guide: Ewles & Simnett. 

Banyai C (2011). Community Capacity and Development: New Approaches to Governance and Evaluation. 

Cragg L, Davies M & Macdowall W (2013). Health promotion theory. 

Coles L & Porter E (2008). Public Health Skills: a practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners. 

Skinner S & Wilson M (2003). Assessing Community Strengths: A Practical Handbook for Planning Capacity Building. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

The assessment provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. The assessment is in four sections which are submitted together: Patch 1: With reference to theory and practice explain why collaborative working is important for improving community health (LO 2, 800 words) Patch 2: With reference to theory and practice discuss the importance of effective planning of community-based health improvement projects (LO 3 and 4, 800 words) Patch 3: With reference to theory and practice explore the methods used for evaluating the process and impact of community-based health improvement projects (LO 3 and 4, 800 words) Patch 4: Critically reflect on ONE skill that YOU bring to collaborative working (LO 1, 800 words) All patches should be supported by relevant literature and theory. Patches 1, 2 and 3 should also draw on examples from practice. Patch 4 should be supported with relevant literature and draw on your personal experiences. Patch 4 should include a final paragraph as a conclusion to the assignment. The first patch can be submitted in draft form to your personal tutor. You will receive written feedback on this draft. The 4 patches will be submitted together and marked together. An overall mark of 40% or more must be achieved.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Sumission of 4 patches 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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