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NQCG3106 Collaborative Working for Community Health

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

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.


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).

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

Wider reading or practice95
Completion of assessment task30
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Work based learning30
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

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

Scriven A (2017). Promoting health: a practical guide: Ewles & Simnett. 

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

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

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

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

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


Assessment Strategy

The assessment provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. The assessment is in four sections (patches) which are submitted together and marked together. An overall mark of 40% or more must be achieved. You will have the opportunity to submit a draft of patch one for review and comment.


Draft piece


MethodPercentage contribution
Written assignment  (3000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Written assessment 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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