Core Module Information
Module title: Social and Public Health Innovations: Improving Health and Well Being of people with disabilities

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09148
Module leader: Michael Brown
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Research and policy evidence of the health needs and inequalities experienced by people with disabilities.
Disability specific population health problems, barriers to accessing services, health improvement models, local health improvement initiatives that promote health and well-being, public and individual perceptions of people with disabilities and their social inclusion.
Self-directed support and quality of life models to enable people with disabilities to identify their own health improvement goals.
Health improvement initiatives and programmes of health promotion aimed at improving health and well-being & the involvement of people with disabilities to manage their own health and self-care.
Supporting and enabling user and carer involvement to identify health improvement approaches drawn from examples from practice and the literature.
Applying learning to everyday practice to improve health and well being of people with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the evidence-base relating to the physical and mental health and well-being needs of people with disabilities, recognising the inequalities that exist.

LO2: Critically reflect on the importance of developing effective collaborative relationships with stakeholders to promote the health and well-being of children, adults and older adults with disabilities.

LO3: Develop an understanding of health education and health promotion initiatives, activities and materials and their role in addressing the health needs of people with disabilities across the lifespan.

LO4 Apply learning to enable the achievement of health goals within the context of public health and the practitioner’s area of practice.

LO5 Reflect on your role and area of practice to maximise health and well being improvement opportunities for people with disabilities, to promote their autonomy and decision making thereby exercising control over their own health and wellbeing.

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