MPH Occupational Health
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Intercultural Public Health
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course unit is one of the blended options we provide. Students choosing ‘Intercultural Public Health’ will need to be available for the hybrid face to face teaching block expected to take place on Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th March 2024, from 9am to 5pm each day. This will take place at the University of Mancheste and students can also attend remotely. The 3 days will involve live webinars, presentations and group work preparing for your fina group assignment. In the event of a change in government policy preventing face to face teaching, the 3 day block would be moved to fully online. We will keep you informed of any changes via My Manchester and regular Programme communications.
This aim of this blended course unit is to support public health, primary care and other professionals working or interested in working in UK based or international, culturally diverse settings. This course unit will introduce the role of culture and its impact on health. Cultural theory, models and frameworks will support the practical application of an intercultural approach within public health settings. The aim is to develop skills in cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and intercultural communication, to help students reflect on their own culture and that of others, in order to work more effectively with diverse communities and professionals from other disciplines. The course unit will promote how to design, deliver, evaluate and commission interculturally competent interventions, programmes and policies in real-world settings, both locally and globally to improve health and well-being outcomes for all.
|Category of outcome||Student will be able to:|
|Knowledge and understanding|| |
A1 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of culture and its impact on health and well-being outcomes in local and global contexts.
A2 Demonstrate an understanding of the history and global impact of migration and apply concepts such as super-diversity, intersectionality, cultural sensibility, structural and cultural racism into practice using international examples.
|Intellectual skills|| |
B1 Critically analyse the role of culture and its underpinning theories, models and frameworks
B2 Apply cultural theories, models and frameworks into real-world practice
B3 Critically analyse and evaluate the potential intercultural competence of interventions, programmes and policies and the impact on health and social care
B4 Synthesise and apply the evidence base behind interculturally competent communities and public and patient involvement (PPI) in real-world settings.
B5 Critically analyse the concepts of the art of medicine, the art of public health and medicine as culture, and the impact on population health and well-being both locally and globally.
B6 Demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate and apply intercultural research findings within health and social care settings, both locally and global using international examples.
|Practical skills|| |
C1 Team work
C2 Presentation skills (final group presentation)
|Transferable skills and personal qualities|| |
D1 Interdisciplinary collaboration with peers (final group presentation)
D2 Cognitive flexibility, respectful curiosity and cultural awareness.
- Critically analyse the role of culture and its underpinning theories, models and frameworks.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the history and global impact of migration and apply concepts such as super-diversity, intersectionality and cultural sensitivity into practice using international examples.
- Synthesise and apply the evidence base behind interculturally competent communities and public and patient involvement (PPI) in real world settings.
- Critically analyse the concepts of the art of medicine, the art of public health and medicine as culture and the impact on population health and well-being both locally and globally.
- Critically analyse and evaluate the potential of intercultural competence of interventions, programmes and policies and the impact on health and social care.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate and apply intercultural research findings within health and social care settings both locally and global using international examples.
Teaching and learning methods
This blended course involves working through the course notes provided online, linked references and other online sources of information. It also involves attending a 3 day face to face component in person or remotely. You will be encouraged to use self-reflection to help you think about the ideas discussed and take part in discussion board activities. You should work through the unit in a logical sequence. The calendar in Blackboard will guide you as to what you should be doing and when. It is essential you follow this guidance so that you are doing the same topic at the same time as your fellow students. Participation in the discussion boards is greatly encouraged, and generally those students who do participate do better in their written assignments.
- Group/team working
- The student is expected to play an active role collaborating with experienced trainers and other students to work through their own problem and exit with a greater understanding of the issues involved as well as possible solutions.
- We envisage that students who have taken this unit will become ambassadors for better intercultural understanding and change within their own workplace.
- Problem solving
- In this course unit, individual students will bring a professional or relevant personal development `problem' to the course. The course is designed to provide an academic basis for understanding and applying intercultural methodology and approaches to Public Health.
Students will be provided with personalised feedback for their final summative assignment within 20 working days for final submission.
Further opportunities for formative feedback (on non-assessed work) will also be provided during a course unit.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||30|
|Independent study hours|
|Clare Huish||Unit coordinator|
For further information please watch this video overview of the unit from our Course Unit Leader.
If you have any questions about the content of this unit, please contact the course unit leader, Clare Huish, via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any other queries, please contact the PGT programme team at email@example.com