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The aim of this unit is to raise learners’ awareness of factors influencing public health and the different approaches taken to reduce incidence of disease and illness in communities.
Understand different approaches and strategies used to measure, monitor and control the incidence of disease in communities
Roles of different agencies: local, national, international agencies eg local authorities, health trusts, government, European Union, World Health Organization, voluntary organisations
Epidemiology: incidence (geographical distribution, incidence rates, trends); vulnerable groups; causes; spread and controls
Infectious disease: one of eg influenza, food/water borne infections, HIV/AIDS, a childhood illness, tuberculosis, MRSA
Non-infectious disease: one of eg malignant disease, cardiovascular diseases obesity, asthma
Statistical data: graphical, numerical, tabular; probabilities, incidence rates, trends
Approaches and strategies: surveillance, screening, immunisation, education, legislation, social welfare, environmental controls
Be able to investigate the implications of illness and disease in communities for
the provision of health and social care services
Priorities and approaches: prevention, treatment, palliative care, remedial care
Relationship: planning, facilities, expertise, partnership working, funding, individual versus public good
Lifestyle choices: diet, exercise, substance use, work culture, relaxation
Understand the factors influencing health and wellbeing of individuals in health or
Social care settings
Priorities: factors eg safety and security, mobility, diet, hygiene, intellectual, social, emotional needs
Strategies, systems and policies: organisation of service provision, quality of provision, choices, complaints policies, partnerships, involvement of friends and family
Activity to encourage behaviour change: education, physical exercise, games, consultation exercises (e.g focus group), input from specialists
Learning Outcomes Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO1 Understand different
approaches and strategies
used to measure, monitor
and control the incidence of
disease in communities 1.1 explain the roles of different agencies in identifying levels of health and disease in communities
1.2 explain, using statistical data, the epidemiology of one infectious and one non-infectious disease that is widespread in their own country
1.3 evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches and strategies to control the incidence of disease in communities
LO2 Be able to investigate the
implications of illness and
disease in communities for
the provision of health and
social care services
2.1 use relevant research to determine current priorities and approaches to the provision of services for people with disease or illness
2.2 explain the relationship between the prevalence of disease and requirements of services to support individuals within the health and social care service provision
2.3 analyse the impact of current lifestyle choices on future needs for health and social care services
LO3 Understand the factors
influencing health and
wellbeing of individuals in
health or social care settings. 3.1 assess the health and wellbeing priorities for individuals in a particular health or social care setting
3.2 evaluate the effectiveness of strategies, systems and
policies in a health or social care setting
3.3 discuss changes that could be made to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in a health or social care setting
3.4 evaluate an activity that has been implemented to encourage behaviour change for maximising health for individuals in a health or social care setting.
Merit descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Indicative characteristics
Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions Effective judgement has been made and effective approach to study and research has been applied.
M1 can be achieved when a learner has made effective judgment in LO1.3 and has shown an effective approach to study and research by submitting work on the agreed due date.
M2 Select/design and apply appropriate methods/ techniques
a range of sources of information has been used
M2 can be achieved where a range of sources of information have been used throughout the essay. It needs to be supported with relevant in-text citation following the Harvard referencing system
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings
the appropriate structure and approach has been used
M3 can be achieved when appropriate structure and approach has been used by the learner throughout the essay. This MUST reflect in all learning outcomes.
Distinction Descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualized Indicative characteristics
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions
conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified
Learner has arrived at conclusions about strategies used to measure, monitor
and control the incidence of disease in communities through synthesis of ideas and the conclusions have been justified.
D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities autonomy/independence has been demonstrated
Learner has demonstrated autonomy/independence in investigating the implications of illness and disease in communities for the provision of health and social care services
D3 Demonstrate convergent/ lateral/creative thinking
effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts
Learner has applied alternative approaches to critically factors that influence health and wellbeing of individuals in health or social care settings
Summary of grades
In order to achieve a pass in a unit • all learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
In order to achieve a merit in a unit • pass requirements achieved
• all merit grade descriptors achieved
In order to achieve a distinction in a unit • pass and merit requirements achieved
• all distinction grade descriptors achieved
(Note – ? : criteria satisfied, X: criteria not satisfied)
Description of problem to be solved: This task requires you to understand different approaches and strategies used to measure monitor and control the incidence of disease in communities.
1.1. Explain the roles played by W.H.O, Department of Health or Public Health England and Local Authorities in identifying levels of health and diseases in communities.
1.2 Explain, using statistical data, the epidemiology of HIV or Ebola and Breast cancer or diabetes (Type 2) in your own country.
1.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches and strategies used to control the incidence of any of the infectious and non-infectious diseases mentioned in 1.2.
(Word count: 1000)
Deliverable: Learning Outcome 1 as demonstrated by pass criteria 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 (Opportunities to meet M1, M2, M3, and D1).
Description of problem to be solved: This task requires you to investigate the implications of illness and disease in communities for the provision of health and social care services.
2.1. Use relevant research to determine current priorities and approaches to provision of services for people with disease or illness such as HIV or Ebola and Breast cancer or diabetes (type 2).
2.2. Explain the relationship between the prevalence of Breast cancer or HIV in relation to the requirements of health services to support individuals with the above illnesses?
2.3. Analyse the impact lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and substance use have on future needs for health and social care services.
(Word Count: 1000)
Deliverable: Learning Outcome 2 as demonstrated by pass criteria 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3
(Opportunities to meet M2, M3, D2, and D3).
Description of problem to be solved: This task requires you to be able to understand the factors influencing health and wellbeing of people living in London. The following link gives an idea about efforts made by London local authorities in ensuring health and wellbeing of people in London.
3.1 Assess the Health and Wellbeing priorities for people in Health and Social care setting. The setting here could be any of the London boroughs.
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies, systems and policies for ensuring health and wellbeing of individuals living in a Health and Social care setting such as: provision of services, quality of provision, complaints policies in relation to a particular service.
3.3. Discuss the changes that could be made to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in a Health and Social Care setting. This could be linked to LO 3.1 and LO 3.2 above.
3.4 Evaluate an activity that has been implemented to encourage behaviour change for maximising Health for individuals in Health or Social Care setting. They effectiveness of one of the following activities should be discussed in your essay a. ‘Smoking Cessation Programme’ b. Breast cancer screening programme, c. Change4life programme d. Mental Health services
(Word count: 1000)
Deliverable: Learning Outcome 3 as demonstrated by pass criteria 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 (Opportunities to meet M1, D1, D2 and D3).