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 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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