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Learning Outcomes for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Level 1 - What the doctor is able to do

Level 2 - Health Promotion and Disease Preventionlink to Tomorrows doctors

Level 3

This could include: Level 4

Recognition of the causes of disease and the threats to the health of individuals and populations at risklink to Tomorrows doctors

Understanding of the definition of health, disease and disability.

Assessment of distribution of risk factors in the population.

Risk identification and reduction policies for populations taking into account diversity, ethnicity and social inequality.

Demonstrate an appreciation of the effects that poor diet, lack of sleep, alcohol, high risk sexual behaviour and drug abuse can have on an individuals health

Recognise the particular impact of cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, and poverty and social deprivationlink to Tomorrows doctors

Knowledge of the biological effects and disease processes associated with these factors.

Knowledge of the prevalence of these factors in society.

Helping patients to modify behaviour whilst respecting their autonomy.

Managing and implementing change.

Demonstrate the ability to implement, where appropriate risk reduction strategies for individual patients.link to Tomorrows doctors

Knowledge of how to change risk factors.

The use of evidence-based medicine and effective interventions.

Helping patients to modify behaviour whilst respecting their autonomy.

Managing and implementing change.

Appreciate that health promotion and disease prevention depend on collaboration with many other professionals and agencies.link to Tomorrows doctors

Importance of audit of health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Identifying who the other professionals and agencies are and what their role is in health promotion and disease prevention.

Importance of audit of health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Plan health promotion taking into account barriers to preventing disease and promoting health both in the individual and the populationlink to Tomorrows doctors

Consideration of political, economic, behavioural and organisational barriers.

Demonstration of the importance audit of health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Screening

Appliction of the criteria for determining appropriate implementation of screening programmes.

Obtain, and explain the meaning of , incidence, prevalence and mortality rates

Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and reliability of screening tests, including the concepts of positive and negative predictive value

Describe Wilson & Jugner's criteria for screening

Discuss the suitability of a condition as the subject for a population screening programme

Demonstrate an awareness of patients' views of the issues surrounding screening

General Principles of Infection Control

Knowledge of the major types of healthcare acquired infection and their common microbiological causes.

Knowledge of the routes of spread of comon hospital pathogens.

Performing effective handwashing

Knowledge of basic barrier nursing procedures.

Knowledge of the principles of sterilisation and disinfection

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