Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on key areas of surveillance and assessment of the population's health and wellbeing. It is concerned with assessing and describing the needs, health and wellbeing of specific populations, communities and groups. The authors also look at how to monitor these aspects of public health and explore qualitative and quantitative methods for measuring, analysing and interpreting health and wellbeing, needs and outcomes. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader understand how to apply theory to practice.

Measures of Health and Wellbeing
Measures of health and wellbeing
John Harvey
Meeting the Public Health Competences

This chapter will help you to evidence the following competences for public health (Public Health Skills and Career Framework):

  • Level 5(c): Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative methods of surveillance and assessment of the population's health and wellbeing;
  • Level 5(d): Understanding of the relevance and use of measures of socioeconomic deprivation in population health and wellbeing analysis;
  • Level 5(f): Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of various types of data relating to health and wellbeing and needs;
  • Level 5(2): Analyse routine data on health and wellbeing and needs using basic analytical techniques;
  • Level 5(5): Interpret data on health and wellbeing within own area of expertise or practice;
  • Level 6(c): Understanding of strengths, uses, interpretation and limitations ...

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