About the Public Health (Health Promotion and Environmental Health) Zambia Postgraduate degree
It is increasingly recognised that human resources in the health sector in low income countries have suffered from structural changes and the loss of highly qualified staff due to HIV/AIDs and migration. Currently most postgraduate education is conducted outside these countries at a huge cost and often with lower retention rates than desirable as graduates are tempted to seek employment outside their own countries. This public health course is run at Chainama College, Lusaka, Zambia. As a health worker you can engage in studies in your own country while continuing to work and fit your learning around personal family commitments. You will learn a range of skills to prepare you for effective health care leadership and management in a changing environment. The course content is specifically geared towards your country's situation and provides you with the skills and knowledge to seek employment in public health related roles after training.
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- Health Promotion Specialist
- Community Development Worker
- Charity Worker
MODULES & LEARNING
Identified and developed academic, personal and interpersonal skills appropriate at both personal and professional levels. Demonstrated an understanding of the professional skills of health promotion practice and shown how they will develop these skills.
Be able to think critically about their own concept of health, be able to articulate and defend their concept of health and appreciate others' concepts of health. Understand the past and current policy background for health promotion and public health nationally and globally.
Identify and assess, with reference to theoretical models, the factors which influence health behaviours. Analyse social structures and processes relating to health and health promotion.
To introduce students to advanced level concepts in Management, Leadership and Resource management in order for them to understand and apply these concepts from a strategic perspective in a changing environment To develop the capacity to apply and integrate a range of skills and knowledge which are necessary for the effective management of health services in changing environments.
The purpose of this module is to define and discourse health, ill health and environment in a broader context. To explore and analyse the effect of natural and technological environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations including perspectives on globalisation and development. To develop the student's conceptual and practical environmental health management approaches and the use epidemiological and demographic data when determining needs for environmental health interventions. To examine and develop understanding of aspects of Environmental Health in the area of current microbiological topics including provision of safe water, waste management, food safety, adequate nutrition, good living conditions and disease control.
This module aims to facilitate learning and application of theoretical and methodological aspects of public health or health promotion practice. It will allow students to develop skills of systematic planning which they can use in their work.
This module will help students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to undertake small scale research studies.
To analyse a research problem, formulate appropriate research hypotheses, develop and implement a planned empirical study in health promotion issue.
Public Health (Health Promotion and Environmental Health) ZambiaProfessor Ieuan EllisDean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.
- Ieuan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Health and Social sciences. He is also a member of Academic Board, and an elected staff representative on the Board of Governors. He is also Chair of the UK Council of Deans of Health and Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professions Advisory Board. After practicing as a chartered physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector, Ieuan entered higher education working initially at Northumbria University prior to joining Leeds Metropolitan. Ieuan has held a number of leadership and management roles across health and social care education and was awarded a personal chair as Professor in Healthcare Education.Postgraduate Study at Leeds Met
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Chinama College, Lusaka, Zambia
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