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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