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

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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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