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OCCH7001 - Community Health

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Title:Community Health
Long Title:Community Health
Module Code:OCCH7001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Occupational Health
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: A community development approach is an effective strategy for health and social gain. Health happens at the community level and within a broad policy context (for example, in the Irish context). This module provides participants with the theoretical knowledge to foster effective community health practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Review key cultural and historical ideas regarding conceptualisations of health
LO2 Critique how the social determinants of health may impact on the individual and/or collective wellbeing at community level
LO3 Analyse the implications for community health practice regarding bio-medical and social models of health
LO4 Debate the development of Irish health structures and the implications of the current structures
LO5 Review current community development practice in the area of community health and its implications for the learner's own practice
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cultural and Historical Specificity of Health Discourses
The construction and application of medical knowledge to groups/individuals over different historical periods.
Bio-medical and Social Models of Health
The biomedical model as the absence of disease; the social model – the health of individuals as the outcome of complex and interacting material-structural, behavioural-cultural and environmental factors.
Social Determinants of Health and Well-being
Health differentials between the higher and lower socio-economic groups; influences affecting health and well-being: behavioural factors (for example, the quality of nutrition, exercise and alcohol and other substance abuse) and structural issues (for example, unemployment and poverty); the role of the social environment in the promotion of better health outcomes.
Health and Social Care Delivery
Health Service Executive structures in Ireland and their implications for the Community Health Worker (CHW).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-Class Assessment (e.g. medical knowledge in history) 1 15.0 Week 6
Essay Essay - an essay outlining the importance of community health approaches alongside a critique of the bio-medical and social models of health. The topic (s) given in Week 2. 2,3,4 65.0 Week 12
Reflective Journal Reflection 1,2,5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Anne McMurray & Jill Clendon 2015, Community Health and Wellness - Primary Health Care in Practice, 5th Ed., Ch. 1, 6, 11 - 13, Elsevier Australia Marrickville, N.S.W. [ISBN: 9780729541756]
  • Richard Wilkinson & Michael Marmot (Eds) 2006, Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Ed., Ch. 1 - 4 & 16, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 978019856589]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Grace Budrys 2010, Unequal Health: How Inequality Contributes to Health and Illness, 2nd Ed., Ch. 1, 5, 6 & 10, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Maryland, USA [ISBN: 97807425650]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 6 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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