Learning Outcomes for Public Health

Below is a full list of the learning outcomes across all the nine key areas of the public health specialist training curriculum.

As well as being a comprehensive list of all the required learning outcomes and their target phase of achievement, this list can be filtered, allowing users to create a personalised version. Individual learning outcomes can be expanded to show related KSF competencies and related curriculum areas. By using the 'remove' button on expanded learning outcomes, users can delete those learning outcomes that they do not want included in their final personalised list.

This list is a part of the learning outcomes framework of the public health specialist training curriculum.

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Key Area 1
Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
1.1 Show awareness of available data to describe the health status and determinants of a local population and compare with other populations using appropriate statistical and standardisation techniques and identify localities or groups with poor health 1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence

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1.2 Undertake a brief health needs assessment for a defined population for a specific purpose using appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods and make recommendations for action 2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence

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1.3 Use a range of methods of assessing morbidity and burden of disease within and between populations, both as ad hoc analysis and as part of systematic health surveillance. 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence

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1.4 Analyse data of populations in specific geographical areas and in particular groups of people in order to assess health status, health inequalities, determinants and different needs to support prioritisation of action. 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
8, Public Health Intelligence

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1.5 Use a range of routine information sources and surveillance systems including, as a minimum, mortality, hospital admission, census, primary care, communicable disease, cancer registry, reproductive and sexual health data, and government surveys to support public health activity 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence

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1.6 Use qualitative and ad hoc or local survey data 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence

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1.7 Undertake a health needs assessment for a defined population for a specific purpose and demonstrate that this work has been considered at a high level in a relevant organisation 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3, IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
7, Health and Social Service Quality

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1.8 Undertake an assessment of the health impact of a policy or project for a defined population and demonstrate that this work has been considered at a high level in a relevant organisation 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3, IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
7, Health and Social Service Quality

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1.9 Quantify inequalities and inequities within and between populations in valid ways which make sense to the relevant audience/commissioner. 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
5, Health Improvement
8, Public Health Intelligence

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Key Area 2
Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
2.1 Subsection: Finding and retrieving evidence
Generate an appropriate question in order to assess the evidence
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
9, Academic Public Health

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2.2 Subsection: Finding and retrieving evidence
Use health and non-health evidence from formal research and other sources to answer a defined question, taking into account relative strengths and weaknesses of evidence used
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C4:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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2.3 Subsection: Finding and retrieving evidence
Make use of others in finding and retrieving evidence (e.g. librarians, information specialists)
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK3:1

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.4 Subsection: Finding and retrieving evidence
Define a literature search strategy with appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria to find relevant evidence to answer a question
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK3:1

Related curriculum areas:
9, Academic Public Health

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2.5 Subsection: Finding and retrieving evidence
Clearly document methods used in finding and retrieving evidence
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:3

Related curriculum areas:
9, Academic Public Health

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2.6 Subsection: Assessing evidence
Filter and refine searches to select appropriate evidence, incorporating the hierarchy of evidence
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
9, Academic Public Health

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2.7 Subsection: Assessing evidence
Use an appropriate framework to critically appraise evidence
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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2.8 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Formulate a balanced, evidence-based recommendation explaining key public health concepts using appropriate reasoning, judgement and analytic skills in a public health setting
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C4:1, HWB1:3, IK2:3

Suitable assessment methods:
Part B MFPH

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
7, Health and Social Service Quality

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2.9 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Provide options for decision makers
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4, C5:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.10 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Communicate recommendations orally and in writing in order to influence decisions
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:3, C4:1

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.11 Subsection: Finding and retrieving evidence
Find, retrieve, select and assimilate sufficient appropriate evidence to answer a question in a short space of time (ie within hours)
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK3:2

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.12 Subsection: Assessing evidence
Understand the need for and be able to undertake a rapid appraisal of evidence (ie within minutes/hours not days)
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.13 Subsection: Assessing evidence
Undertake scoring of the quality of at least one quantitative and one qualitative study and its design
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
9, Academic Public Health

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2.14 Subsection: Assessing evidence
Use an appropriate framework to critically appraise each of the following types of study: ecological, qualitative, aetiological, interventional, and economic.
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
9, Academic Public Health

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2.15 Subsection: Assessing evidence
Assess the evidence for proposed or existing screening programmes, using established criteria
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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2.16 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Rapidly ascertain key public health information from a range of documents (eg briefings, policies, news reports) and use it appropriately and in relation to wider public health knowledge to communicate key public health information orally
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Suitable assessment methods:
Part B MFPH

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
8, Public Health Intelligence

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2.17 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Work with others to generate consensus where there is conflicting evidence or an evidence gap
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.18 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Use evidence-based recommendations to influence decisions
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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2.19 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Incorporate relevant legal and ethical frameworks into assessment of evidence
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

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2.2 Subsection: Synthesising evidence - formulating justifiable recommendations
Demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying issues where a review of evidence is likely to make a difference
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5:4 G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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Key Area 3
Policy and strategy development and implementation

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
3.1 Display awareness of current national public health policies 1, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.2 Recognise the need for policy work to address problems 1, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5:4, G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.3 Identify the key issues which must be addressed when developing policy options 1, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5.4, C6:3, HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.4 Propose evidence-based policy options for solving problems and develop appropriate strategy 1 or 2 & 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C4:1, HWB1:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.5 Collate and interpret information and advice from clinical/ other colleagues to inform policy or strategy 1 or 2 & 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.6 Make appropriate changes to policy and/or strategy proposals in response to discussion with stakeholders 1, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.7 Develop a strategy, based on personal identification of a desired future state, to deliver change from a present unsatisfactory position. 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.8 Develop a plan to secure the resources required to implement a strategy successfully 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.9 Overcome problems that arise when implementing a plan or strategy 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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3.10 Analyse the process and outcomes of policy implementation 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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Key Area 4
Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
4.1 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Demonstrate insight into own leadership style and personality type and preferences in different circumstances
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.2 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Display critical self-appraisal and reflective practice
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.3 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Use effective and appropriate leadership styles in different settings and organisational cultures taking account of the differences between elected and appointed roles
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.4 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Develop a vision and communicate that effectively to other key stakeholders
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.5 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Demonstrate appropriate presentation communication skills, including descriptions of complex issues, in typical public health settings
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Suitable assessment methods:
Part B MFPH

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.6 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Communicate the concept of risk in terms of health/ financial/ reputational and political risk
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.7 Subsection: Leadership - achieving change with and through people
Demonstrate appropriate listening communication skills in a typical public health setting
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Suitable assessment methods:
Part B MFPH

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.8 Subsection: Operational management - managing people, resources and process
Manage a project to successful completion within available resources and timescales
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.9 Subsection: Operational management - managing people, resources and process
Demonstrates effective team working in a variety of settings
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.10 Subsection: Operational management - managing people, resources and process
Demonstrates an understanding of how to use different methods of financial management
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G4:1

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.11 Subsection: Operational management - managing people, resources and process
Guide and support staff, monitor work, receive, give constructive feedback and develop staff
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.12 Subsection: Operational management - managing people, resources and process
Balance the needs of the individual, the team and the task
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.13 Subsection: Change management
Analyse appropriately a situation or project and identify the steps required to achieve change
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:3, C5:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.14 Subsection: Change management
Display leadership within a team and a multi-agency setting
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C4:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.15 Subsection: Change management
Handle uncertainty, the unexpected, challenge and moderate levels of conflict in an appropriate and sensitive manner including communicating effectively in a potentially hostile or emotive situation.
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5:4

Suitable assessment methods:
Part B MFPH

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.16 Subsection: Change management
Handle major levels of conflict in an appropriate and sensitive manner
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.17 Subsection: Change management
Negotiate and influence in a multi-agency arena
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.18 Subsection: Collaborative working - working with partners and stakeholders to achieve change
Identify and engage relevant stakeholders for a project to improve public health
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5:4, G7:2

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.19 Subsection: Collaborative working - working with partners and stakeholders to achieve change
Work in partnership with other agencies on problems of high complexity
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3, HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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4.20 Subsection: Collaborative working - working with partners and stakeholders to achieve change
Work collaboratively with the media to communicate effectively with the public
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
6, Health Protection
7, Health and Social Service Quality
8, Public Health Intelligence
9, Academic Public Health

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Key Area 5
Health Improvement

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
5.1 Debate the relative importance of individual and society decisions for health and ethical issues relating to health improvement 1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:2

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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5.2 Debate the theory of community development and action 1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:2

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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5.3 Debate the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of health improvement interventions directed at large populations including social marketing 1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:3

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5.4 Assess and communicate the need for health improvement in a defined community, presenting a case for action/inaction in response to the presenting health problem 2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:2

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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5.5 Develop and implement a plan to address a health improvement need in a defined community making clear the theoretical base for a proposal and developing a business case for an activity 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3, G5:4, HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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5.6 Evaluate a health improvement intervention, defending outcomes and methods chosen, identifying strengths and limitations of intervention, communicating findings and making recommendations 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3, HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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5.7 Influence a community development project or action demonstrating understanding of relationships with the community and community development staff including issues of power and politics 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C6:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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5.8 Apply the theoretical models of behaviour change for the general population and high risk/ hard to reach groups 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C4:3

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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5.9 Influence professional groups outside public health in giving advice to and making brief interventions with patients/clients on health behaviour issues. 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C4:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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5.10 Play an active role in engaging the public in solving their own health problems 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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5.11 Contribute to formulation of policy/ legislation having a bearing on population health at a national or regional level (as appropriate to the country). 3 Yes
 

 

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5.12 Apply understanding of a range of organisations and their different cultures and perspectives to bring about effective health improvement activity 3 Yes
 

 

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5.13 Lead or make a significant contribution to a major public health media campaign demonstrating an understanding of appropriate theory and applications of social marketing and mass communication 3 Yes
 

 

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Key Area 6
Health Protection

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
6.1 Subsection: Risk assessment
Identify known or potential health effects associated with a particular hazard relevant to health protection which is common in a population
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:2

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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6.2 Subsection: Risk assessment
Characterise the hazard identified, both quantitatively and qualitatively
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
8, Public Health Intelligence

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6.3 Subsection: Risk assessment
Assess the degree of risk associated with exposure to a hazard commonly found in a population
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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6.4 Subsection: Risk assessment
Integrate hazard identification, characterisation and assessment into an estimate of the adverse events likely to occur in a population, based on a hazard commonly found in that population
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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6.5 Subsection: Risk assessment
Be able to complete a risk assessment for a hazard not commonly found in a population, drawing on external expertise as appropriate
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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6.6 Subsection: Risk communication
Describe complex issues clearly to individuals, groups and communities
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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6.7 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Meet the educational requirements for commencing supervised on call. Particular standards to be reached before commencing on call are identified in a separate document
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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6.8 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Meet the educational requirements for undertaking on-call as a generic consultant in public health (operating within limits of own professional competence and with the advice of a medical consultant who specialises in health protection available at all times)
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C2:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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6.9 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Ask appropriate questions to recognise a problem when presented with a health protection challenge
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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6.10 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Interpret the answer received and recognise the need to ask for relevant advice where appropriate
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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6.11 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Identify and confirm the risks and possible exposures
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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6.12 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Describe the organisation of infection control and apply effective and appropriate procedures and policies to reduce risk
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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6.13 Subsection: Risk management (a) Interventions - managing risks to health
Advise on and co-ordinate public health action required in the light of existing local & national policies and guidelines
2 or 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
5, Health Improvement
8, Public Health Intelligence

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6.14 Subsection: Risk management (b) Interventions - incident management
Describe the general principles of emergency planning and managing a major incident
2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:2

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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6.15 Subsection: Risk management (b) Interventions - incident management
Participate in and make a significant contribution to the investigation of an incident/outbreak including preparation of final report
2 or 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB3:3

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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6.16 Integrate different types of data, using complex data sets, or collection of ad hoc data to draw appropriate conclusions for disease control, environmental and chemical hazards control and health improvement 3 Yes
 

 

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6.17 Lead or take a major role in the investigation and management of a significant incident, to include an outbreak, non infectious disease incident and a look back 3 Yes
 

 

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6.18 Evaluate the management of an outbreak or incident 3 Yes
 

 

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6.19 Evaluate a health protection service improvement 3 Yes
 

 

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6.2 Apply heath protection principles to services relevant to health protection in particular settings and in high risk groups (eg. prisons, with asylum seekers, in dental health, port health) 3 Yes
 

 

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6.21 Undertake a complex health protection health needs assessment 3 Yes
 

 

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6.22 Understand and apply the theoretical models of behaviour change, in the context of health protection for the general population and high risk/ hard to reach groups 3 Yes
 

 

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6.23 Develop and test/audit a multi agency incident control plan 3 Yes
 

 

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6.24 Establish or evaluate and quality assure a specific health protection surveillance system, including reporting and early warning, to meet a specified need for a defined population. 3 Yes
 

 

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6.25 Lead or make a substantial contribution to the implementation of a health protection policy or campaign 3 Yes
 

 

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6.26 Show appropriate judgement on the basis of potentially incomplete/conflicting clinical information 3 Yes
 

 

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6.27 Identify and intervene when a clinical risk to the health of the public is identified 3 Yes
 

 

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6.28 Generate hypotheses for health protection problems and test them in appropriate epidemiological studies 3 Yes
 

 

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Key Area 7
Health and Social Service Quality

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
7.1 Evaluate and audit services to assure and improve quality. 2 or 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
9, Academic Public Health

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7.2 Design and implement data collection for a defined service question and integrates data outputs with other routinely available and relevant data 2 or 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C5:3, IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
8, Public Health Intelligence

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7.3 Critically appraise a business case or cost/budget assessment for a new service development or configuration from either a provider or commissioner perspective 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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7.4 Conduct a health economic or cost/budget assessment in response to a clinical priority setting question to inform commissioning 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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7.5 Contribute to a project using techniques of resource mapping and economic appraisal of resource redeployment, such as programme budgeting and marginal analysis 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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7.6 Prepare and present a service specification document which will lead to service development to a relevant committee or management group within the organisation 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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7.7 Assess an individual funding request using sound legal and ethical principles 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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7.8 Monitor and appraise the impact of screening or other similar disease prevention programme 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
6, Health Protection
8, Public Health Intelligence

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7.9 Develop policy on cost-effective commissioning of new procedures or treatment taking into account exceptional care and legal guidelines 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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7.10 Apply the results of a healthcare needs assessment for a relevant local population or community leading to service development 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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7.11 Establish links with existing professional networks or set up new professional groups to direct changes in service configurations across and within different organisations and health/social care settings 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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7.12 Identify and deal with uncertainty in service change decision making processes 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
HWB1:4

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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7.13 Model and project the impacts of the introduction of new services, technologies and treatments 3 Yes
 

 

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7.14 Lead an exercise in horizon scanning for new technologies and treatments which informs planning decisions 3 Yes
 

 

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7.15 Carry out an appraisal of the quality and outcome of an under-performing care or provider area and report back with recommendations for action to relevant multi-disciplinary management forum 3 Yes
 

 

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7.16 Design and co-ordinate a multi-trust or cross organisation audit or evaluation of a clinical or service area or topic including the development and assessment of guidelines 3 Yes
 

 

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7.17 Set up a service review and leads change management process if needed 3 Yes
 

 

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7.18 Lead the development of outcome measures and standard setting within the context of professional networks and/or commissioning 3 Yes
 

 

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7.19 Take a lead role in setting budgetary programmes and marginal cost analysis in the context of business planning, option appraisal and disinvestment 3 Yes
 

 

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7.20 Prepare a service commissioning policy and associated contractual documentation eg service level agreement, incorporating outcome measures demonstrating rationality in the local and national context 3 Yes
 

 

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7.21 Lead the assessment, project management and investigation of a clinical governance issue eg an adverse event or serious untoward incident or professional regulatory problem within or across provider organisations or within a clinical network demonstrating impact through change 3 Yes
 

 

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Key Area 8
Public Health Intelligence

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
8.1 Formulate and articulate problems so they can be addressed by using public health intelligence 1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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8.2 Organise data, meta-data, information and knowledge (knowledge management including libraries) 1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK3:2

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
9, Academic Public Health

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8.3 Appraise the validity and relevance of data and data systems in order to assess their quality and fitness for purpose 2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being

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8.4 Use data with a full appreciation of the legal and ethical aspects of data collection, manipulation and release (confidentiality, security, privacy and disclosure) in order to balance societal benefit with individual privacy 2 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
9, Academic Public Health

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8.5 Present and communicate population health intelligence in effective ways in order to monitor system performance and to improve decisions of colleagues, practitioners and senior decision makers 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
7, Health and Social Service Quality

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8.6 Present and communicate population health intelligence in effective ways in order to develop local and national policy 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
6, Health Protection

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8.7 Treat information about patients as confidential 1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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8.8 Provide information needed and requested and in a way that can be understood 1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
C1:4

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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8.9 Make a major contribution to systematic collecting, collating and interpreting of intelligence to inform the commissioning of health care and public health activities. 3 Yes
 

 

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8.10 Establish and quality assure a specific surveillance system, including reporting and early warning, to meet a specified need for a defined population. 3 Yes
 

 

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8.11 Lead the delivery and quality assurance of an intelligence unit function 3 Yes
 

 

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8.12 Contribute to strategic leadership and management of a health intelligence function 3 Yes
 

 

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8.13 Make use of novel technologies to collect, generate, synthesise, appraise, analyse, interpret or communicate health intelligence 3 Yes
 

 

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Key Area 9
Academic Public Health

   Learning outcome  Target
Phases
 Special Interest 
Outcome
9.1 Subsection: Using research methods
Apply and interpret appropriate statistical methods
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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9.2 Subsection: Using research methods
Formulate a specific public health research question
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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9.3 Subsection: Using research methods
Interpret a meta-analysis
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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9.4 Subsection: Using research methods
Define appropriate outcome measures and data requirements for specific research proposals, both quantitative and qualitative
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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9.5 Subsection: Using research methods
Identify the resource implications of varied research strategies
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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9.6 Subsection: Using research methods
Use one or more research methods to support work undertaken in a service or research setting, disseminating findings appropriately
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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9.7 Subsection: Using research methods
Identify the potential for misleading findings from different research methods and identify ways to avoid them
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:3

Related curriculum areas:
2, Assessing the evidence of effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services

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9.8 Subsection: Using research methods
Draw appropriate conclusions and make recommendations from others’ research
1 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK3:1

Related curriculum areas:
3, Policy and strategy development and implementation

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9.9 Subsection: Using research methods
Identify research needs based on patient/population needs and in collaboration with relevant partners
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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9.10 Subsection: Using research methods
Work within the principles of good research governance where appropriate
1, 2, 3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G5:4

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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9.11 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Help the public to be aware of and understand health issues
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G7:2

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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9.12 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Contribute to the education and training of other staff, medical students and colleagues.
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G7.2

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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9.13 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Develop skills and attitudes for teaching including appropriate supervision and assessment
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G7:2

Related curriculum areas:
x  Good Practice in Public Health

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9.14 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Supervise a junior colleague in a one-to-one project mentorship
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G7:2

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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9.15 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Conduct a group tutorial
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G7:2

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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9.16 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Develop and give a large class lecture
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
G7:2

Related curriculum areas:
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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9.17 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Advise on the relative strengths and limitations of different research methods to address a specific public health research question
3 No
 

Related KSF competency:
IK2:4

Related curriculum areas:
1, Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being
4, Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health

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9.18 Subsection: Understanding research methodology
Design, undertake and analyse an original research project(s)
3 Yes
 

 

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9.19 Subsection: Understanding research methodology
Conduct a systematic review on a defined research question
3 Yes
 

 

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9.20 Subsection: Understanding research methodology
Present an accepted research paper at a national public health scientific meeting
3 Yes
 

 

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9.21 Subsection: Understanding research methodology
Prepare and submit a research paper to a reputable peer reviewed journal
3 Yes
 

 

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9.22 Subsection: Understanding research methodology
Scope research priorities in own area
3 Yes
 

 

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9.23 Subsection: Understanding research methodology
Critique research proposals for their validity and feasibility
3 Yes
 

 

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9.24 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Relate proposed or existing curricula and courses to learning objectives
3 Yes
 

 

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9.25 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Participate in developing and teaching courses and related material
3 Yes
 

 

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9.26 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Organise the design and delivery of an academic course or lecture series
3 Yes
 

 

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9.27 Subsection: Facilitate learning
Supervise others(eg MPH or other aspiring academics) and demonstrate ability to assess and to respond reflectively to being assessed
3 Yes
 

 

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9.28 Subsection: Leadership and advocacy
Engage in leadership roles in curriculum development
3 Yes
 

 

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9.29 Subsection: Leadership and advocacy
Play a role in a teaching committee
3 Yes
 

 

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9.30 Subsection: Leadership and advocacy
Advocate beneficial changes in research funding and administrative arrangements for improving public health
3 Yes
 

 

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9.31 Subsection: Leadership and advocacy
Practice inter-professional and interdisciplinary academic public health
3 Yes
 

 

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9.32 Subsection: Leadership and advocacy
Be a reflective educator, evaluating practice across research, teaching and administration
3 Yes
 

 

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9.33 Subsection: Leadership and advocacy
Communicate complex research issues that can affect health to a variety of audiences
3 Yes
 

 

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