Fundamentals of public health for pharmacy practice

Course description:

The course covers public health principles and practice in the UK, and then focuses on public health practice in pharmacy with scenarios, examples and techniques from hospital, primary care and community pharmacy. Learners will be able to integrate public health principles into their own practice to benefit person-centred care.

To facilitate your learning, we have structured the course into four units. All units are of a similar size, and we estimate that you will need to commit an average of two hours of learning for each unit.

    • Unit 1 - What is public health?
    • Unit 2 - Why is public health so important to pharmacy practice?
    • Unit 3 - The role of pharmacy in public health
    • Unit 4 - Being equipped to delivery equality and innovation

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • list the three domains of public health
  • describe the role of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in supporting the provision of public health
  • recognise the role of Integrated Care Systems (ICS), including local government, the NHS and other organisations in delivering public health
  • identify how pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support the delivery of public health across England
  • outline the main health inequalities in your local area
  • recognise national priorities in public health
  • review and evaluate the roles that pharmacy professionals in all sectors can play in supporting national and local priorities and public health services
  • critique the evidence for public health practice in pharmacy practice and plan actions to support your patients and the public to protect and improve their health.

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