Unit 29 Health Promotion

Aim of Unit 29: Health Promotion

Heath of the people getting the services from the healthcare and social care influences the services provided to them. This unit would describe how the professionals working in the said domain would understand the influences of the health of the people. Different kinds of influences would be discussed in this unit. It would also cover the different theories in the field of examining behavior in the health sector. The various regional and national campaigns and strategies in the context of health would be examined in this unit. It would also involve in preparation of a campaign for promoting health in a particular section in the society.

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:
  1. Understand the socio-economic influences on health
  2. Understand models of health promotion
  3. Understand factors which influence health promotion
  4. Be able to plan a health promotion campaign

LO1 Understand the socio-economic influences on health

This section would involve the examination of the influences of socio economic nature on the health. The various dimensions of socio economic type used in this section would be choices of lifestyle, level of income among others. Access of the people to the facilities providing the services in health domain would also be covered in this section. The section would use resources from different sources like enquiries and reports.

LO2 Understand models of health promotion

This section would cover the various models in the promotion of health. It would define the various aspects like the behavioral change, promotion of health among others.  This section would also examine different steps taken by the government like the campaigns against smoking, action to tackle Epilepsy among others. It would explore the different national and regional setups in the field of promotion for health like different Trusts, and partnerships. It would also touch upon the roles of the people in the particular profession along with different routines.

LO3 Understand factors which influence health promotion

This section would describe the factors which affect the promotion of health. The factors would be described in two ways. First way would describe the factors from the angles of conflicts, cultural set up, availability of relevant information, accessibility of information among others. It would also cover the importance of beliefs about health. The second way would describe the factors from the understanding of theories like that of reasoned action, model of health action, model describing the stages of changes.

LO4 Be able to plan a health promotion campaign

This section would enable to chalk out a promotion strategy for health. It would describe the process from the angle of the aim of the promotion. This would cover topics like the promotion of living in a healthy way for different families. It would also describe the different strategies like getting information about the needs of health, inclusion of professionals like the local healthcare personnel. It would also reflect on the legislations and structures of evaluation in this context.

Unit 29 Health Promotion

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes   On successful completion of this unit a learner will:Assessment criteria for pass   The learner can:
LO1 Understand the socio- economic influences on healthexplain the effects of socio-economic influences on healthassess the relevance of government sources in reporting on inequalities in healthdiscuss reasons for barriers to accessing healthcare
LO2 Understand models of health promotionanalyse the links between government strategies and models of health promotionexplain the role of professionals in meeting government targets for health promotiondiscuss the role of routines in promoting healthy living
LO3 Understand factors which influence health promotionexplain how health beliefs relate to theories of health behaviourdiscuss the possible effects of potential conflicts with local industry on health promotionexplain the importance of providing relevant health-related information to the public
LO4 Be able to plan a health promotion campaign.plan a health promotion campaign to meet specific objectivesexplain how the health promotion campaign supports health promotion strategies.

Links

This unit has links with, for example:

  • Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 11: The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 12: Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 15: Psychology for Health and Social Care.

This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. See

Annexe B for mapping.

This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Leadership and Management for Care Services. See Annexe C for mapping.