UNIT 9: LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To explore and discuss the links between global, national and local health policies/strategies and the real issues that people face in their own communities.
  • To critically examine differing views of life in disadvantaged communities

UNIT 9: OUTLINE

Exercise
Number
Exercises Handouts Approximate Timings
1 Reflection on Part 1 and introduction to Part 2 of the course A 30 mins
2 The ALMA ATA Declaration B & C 60 mins
3 National and Local Policy D 60 mins
4 Social Justice E & F 30 mins
5 Recap and Summary Learning Logs 15 mins
Total Time approx. 3 hours 15 mins

UNIT 9: TUTOR SUMMARY NOTES

EXERCISE 1: REFLECTION ON PART 1 AND INTRODUCTION TO PART 2 (30 minutes)

This is a chance to remind participants about the main themes that they covered in Part 1 and what will be happening in Part 2. It also lets people raise any issues about the assessment requirements or other written work.

EXERCISE 2: THE ALMA ATA DECLARATION/WORLD HEALTH DECLARATION/ HEALTH 2020 (60 minutes)

The aim of this exercise is to make participants aware of how thinking has developed at a global level and how this relates to the local situation. It involves a fair amount of reading so it’s important to try and get people into it – to get behind the ‘policy’ language and to find out what it actually means.

EXERCISE 3: NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY (60 minutes)

This exercise requires some prior preparation! You will need to get a copy of your local Single Outcome Agreement (or other relevant policy document e.g. Joint Health Improvement Plan) as the basis for the second part of the exercise.

EXERCISE 4: SOCIAL JUSTICE (30 minutes)

This exercise returns people to the idea of social justice and why things should be changed if they are unfair or unjust. It is useful to remind people of the key issues they were talking about in Part 1.

EXERCISE 5: RECAP AND SUMMARY (15 minutes)

This gives you a chance to recap on the main points and give out this unit’s Learning Log.