Postgraduate Course: Public health approaches to declining health, dying and bereavement (PUHR11083)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to develop students' critical understanding and applied knowledge of public health approaches to improving people's experiences of declining health, dying and bereavement. Structured over five weeks, it explores the factors that impact on people's experiences of declining health, dying and bereavement, introduces emerging conceptual approaches to understanding and analysing these issues and uses the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion to structure responses and action.
This is a 10-credit course delivered entirely online over a period of 5 weeks.
Week 1 looks at how declining health, dying and bereavement are experienced today, exploring how and why this is changing and how and why this differs between international contexts. Students will draw on a Scottish case study and will apply this to reflect on and analyse these issues in their own contexts.
Week 2 introduces and critiques emerging conceptual and theoretical public health approaches to analysing and improving the way people experience declining health, dying and bereavement.
Weeks 3 - 5 are structured on the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion framework for action. Using case study examples, students critically reflect on a range of approaches and interventions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| As this is an online course, students will be responsible for meeting the cost of their own computer and Internet access.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Online Activities 35,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be given formative feedback (peer and tutor) throughout the course on the discussion boards. They will also receive peer and tutor feedback on specific activities early in the course, in time for this to be useful for the summative assessment. Feedback on the summative assessment will cover topic-specific but also generic academic skills which will be useful for future courses.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have a critical understanding of the theory, principles and concepts of public health approaches to improving people's experiences of declining health, death, dying and bereavement.
- apply these principles in order to analyse relevant issues in a specified context
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course focuses on two graduate attributes:
Research and enquiry: in this course (and elsewhere throughout the programme) students will be encouraged and supported to research weekly topics and themes in their own context.
Personal and intellectual autonomy: again, throughout the programme students are encouraged and supported to reflect on the course content in their own context, to combine new knowledge with what they already know and to develop their own academic voice.
|Keywords||death,dying,bereavement,public health,health promotion
|Course organiser||Dr Neneh Rowa-Dewar
Tel: (0131 6)50 9249
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosemary Porteous
Tel: (0131 6)50 9835