Module - Introduction to Public Health Policy, Practice and Professionalism (SBI201)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Visit a health service setting responsible for the implementation of a specific public health policy, e.g. reduction in sugar consumption in the diets of children; chronic disease management; obesity treatment services; stop smoking services, and discuss the implications and impact of the appropriate public health policy on healthcare providers and users of the service. Critically reflect on your experience and how it will shape your future practice as a Clinical Scientist.
- Visit members of the public health team within a local council responsible for specific public health policy areas, which may include health promotion initiatives, e.g. smoking cessation, sexual health services, etc.
- Attend a multidisciplinary team meeting where public health policy is discussed and use your experience as you critically appraise the development and implementation of a health policy.
- Shadow a Director of Public Health in one of the regional or local centres within the UK to observe their role in the development, implementation and monitoring of the impact of public health policy.