UK Faculty of Public Health Competences that may be achieved through trainees volunteering with People’s-Uni

These competences are taken from the latest (2007) Faculty of Public Health curriculum. These may be achieved through development and facilitation of modules, though they should not be viewed as ‘easy wins’. The People’s-Uni team would be looking for sustained involvement and commitment. In addition, some of these competences would only be gained through more high-level involvement with the project.

Some of the competences below would be attained during Phase 3 of the new curriculum

 

Competence area 2.17   Work with others to generate consensus where there is conflicting evidence or an evidence gap
Competence area 3: 
  3.1Display awareness of current national public health policies
  
  3.3Identify the key issues which must be addressed when developing policy options
  
  3.9Overcome problems that arise when implementing a plan or strategy
  
 3.10Analyse the process and outcomes of policy implementation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competence Area 4

Involvement in People’s-uni may more easily support achievement of Competence Area 4.

 

Potential vehicles for the demonstration of this competence area

  • Working effectively as part of team
     
  • Chairing a multi-disciplinary meeting
     
  • Leading a public health project
     
  • Successfully completing a change management project
     
  • Identifying and engaging stakeholders in projects to improve the public’s health
     
  • Working with the media

 

Potential settings for the demonstration of this competence area:

By the end of training trainees will be expected to have developed leadership skills in each of the three domains of public health and to have worked collaboratively with more than two of the following agencies/organisations: local authorities, regional departments of government and/or national government, consumer groups and clinicians. The leadership contribution in each setting must be clearly demonstrated by tangible outcomes of delivery and /or demonstrable skill development. Competence is this area may also be demonstrated through work in international public health.

 4.1  Demonstrate insight into own leadership style and personality type and preferences in different circumstances
  
 4.2Display critical self-appraisal and reflective practice
  
 4.5Demonstrate appropriate presentation communication skills, including descriptions of complex issues, in typical public health settings
  
 4.6Communicate the concept of risk in terms of health/ financial/ reputational and political risk
  
 4.8Manage a project to successful completion within available resources and timescales
  
 4.9Demonstrates effective team working in a variety of settings
  
4.11 Guide and support staff, monitor work, receive, give constructive feedback and develop staff
  
4.12Balance the needs of the individual, the team and the task
  
4.13Analyse appropriately a situation or project and identify the steps required to achieve change
  
4.14Display leadership within a team and a multi-agency setting
  
 5.3Debate the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of health improvement interventions directed at large populations including social marketing
  
5.12Apply understanding of a range of organisations and their different cultures and perspectives to bring about effective health improvement activity
  
 8.1Formulate and articulate problems so they can be addressed by using public health intelligence
  
 8.5Present and communicate population health intelligence in effective ways in order to monitor system performance and to improve decisions of colleagues, practitioners and senior decision makers

 

Competence Area 9 - Academic

Involvement in People’s-uni will more easily support achievement of Competence Area 9.

 9.2Formulate a specific public health research question
  
 9.4Define appropriate outcome measures and data requirements for specific research proposals, both quantitative and qualitative
  
 9.7Identify the potential for misleading findings from different research methods and identify ways to avoid them
  
 9.8Draw appropriate conclusions and make recommendations from others’ research
  
 9.12Contribute to the education and training of other staff, medical students and colleagues
  
 9.13Develop skills and attitudes for teaching including appropriate supervision and assessment
  
 9.17Advise on the relative strengths and limitations of different research methods to address a specific public health research question
  
 9.25Participate in developing and teaching courses and related material
  
 9.26Organise the design and delivery of an academic course or lecture series
  
 9.27Supervise others(eg MPH or other aspiring academics) and demonstrate ability to assess and to respond reflectively to being assessed
  
 9.28Engage in leadership roles in curriculum development
  
 9.29Play a role in a teaching committee
  
 9.32Be a reflective educator, evaluating practice across research, teaching and administration
  
 9.33Communicate complex research issues that can affect health to a variety of audiences