April 8, 2022
This course includes:
Badge on Completion
Certificate of completion
This course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces you to some key aspects of community-level engagement, in particular how to get to know the locality in which you want to work and how you might work in partnership with local people.
IntroductionThis course focuses on working with communities. It follows on from Introducing public health which introduced you to multidisciplinary public health. This course puts forward some ideas about how to build an initial picture of a community, how to research a community, get to know it, both formally and informally, and work constructively in partnership with it. In doing so, it gives you a sense of the nature and approach of community-based public health work.
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors to consider when planning to research a chosen community
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches that will facilitate engagement at the community level
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of skills required to work constructively with communities.
About the instructor
Open University UK