Module Information

Module Identifier
EDM7920
Module Title
Promoting and Safeguarding Children's Health and Wellbeing
Academic Year
2018/2019
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Comparative Health Study  1 x 4,050-word written assignment  60%
Semester Assessment Health Promotion Strategy  1 x 2,700-word written assignment  40%
Supplementary Assessment Comparative Health Study  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student?s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 50%. New titles/strategy 1 x 4,050-word written assignment   60%
Supplementary Assessment Health Promotion Strategy  1 x 2,700-word written assignment  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically discuss the status of child health and well-being globally by drawing on evidence from a range of international countries

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the requirements to safeguard child health and wellbeing by drawing on legislation, policies and strategies;

Show a critical understanding of different programmes and strategies to promote child health and wellbeing;

Critically discuss child obesity and the national strategies employed to tackle it;

Critically explore ways of empowering children to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

Design a health promotion strategy aimed at children.

Content

Lectures/workshops will include the following topics:

1. The 2015 Millennium Development Goals ? reviewing progress against targets
2. A comparative international perspective of child health and wellbeing - Wales, England, Scotland, Europe, USA, Australia & Africa (1)
3. A comparative international perspective of child health and wellbeing - Wales, England, Scotland, Europe, USA, Australia & Africa (2)
4. Strategies for safeguarding children and young people'r health and wellbeing
5. Review of Healthy Child Programme: pregnancy and the first five years of life
6. Review of Healthy Child Programme: from 5-19 years old
7. Childhood obesity: measurement, prevalence, gender, health inequalities, life expectancy, economic burden, ethnicity, mental health, National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) (1)
8. Childhood obesity: measurement, prevalence, gender, health inequalities, life expectancy, economic burden, ethnicity, mental health, National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) (2)
9. Review of Standards for the universal services which all children and young people should receive in order to achieve optimum health and wellbeing in England and Wales
10. Strategies for promoting children and young people'r health and wellbeing in a changing environment


Seminars 1 & 2: Critically planning and sharing draft ideas on health promotion strategies

Aims

The main purpose of this module is to provide students with the background to children'r health and wellbeing. Anyone expecting to be working in educational institutions and other professions that involve contact with children will require an in-depth understanding of the legislation, policies and strategies affecting children'r health, welfare and wellbeing.

Brief description

This module will initially review the Millennium Development goals and the targets affecting children. The status of child health will be considered within a comparative international perspective. In doing so, emphasis will be placed on the illnesses and environmental factors that may contribute to disease and ill-health. Determinants of health will be considered and particular attention will be devoted to ways of safeguarding children'r welfare and addressing inequalities in child health. Particular emphasis will be placed on national strategies and programmes, such as the Child Health Promotion Programme as a comprehensive system that encompasses: the assessment of the child and family'r needs; health promotion; childhood screening; immunisations and early interventions to address identified needs. Health promotion strategies will focus on ways of addressing the global child obesity epidemic and the module will further explore ways of how to empower children to make informed healthy choices.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will be required to interpret health data and to make comparisons against other sets of data.
Communication Students will be expected to take an active part in seminar discussions. In their assignments, the students will be expected to demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking, to compare the status of child health internationally, and to design a health promotion strategy that communicates positive health effectively.
Improving own Learning and Performance Whilst this is not a formal component of the module, students will be offered ample opportunity to talk about their learning with both the tutors and their peers. Detailed feedback on written assignments will be provided as a matter of course.
Information Technology Students will be required to word-process their assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning The module is designed to equip students with an understanding of the core standards as presented in the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services.
Problem solving Students will have to design a health promotion strategy aimed at children.
Research skills Students will be expected to access and retrieve information from a variety of different sources (books, journals, on-line) in preparation for both workshop discussion and written work. Bibliographic skills and critical reading of the research literature play an integral part in this module.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Group work will be set that will encourage discussion. Students will informally present their draft health promotion strategies to peers for feedback.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7