Module - Visualisation and Presentation of Data (SBI221)
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
- Review examples of health information, in particular visualisations, in the media and offer a critique of how they are being used to convey particular messages (NB. The BBC and major national broadsheet websites all make regular use of visualisations of data relevant to public health).
- Observe conversations between colleagues and non-technical public health staff involved in decision making, drawing on and evaluating the usefulness of visualisation data, and critically reflect on the positive aspects of each consultation and aspects that could be improved. Develop an action plan to support your personal development.
- Attend multidisciplinary meetings at which epidemiological/health information outputs are discussed with clinicians and other decision makers (this could include an outbreak control team, a Health and Wellbeing Board, a clinical priorities forum, or other similar types of meetings). Discuss the role of the multidisciplinary team in public health with your supervisor.
- Gain experience of each of the following and personally reflect on the importance, application and effect on health and care services, patient care and patient outcomes, and how your experience will impact on your future practice as an epidemiologist:
- the scope and function of the epidemiology function within public health;
- the preparation of visual information outputs for a variety of audiences;
- the reporting of results and dissemination of outputs for public health use;
- the impact of visual information in conveying important public health messages.