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.

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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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