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Meeting the Health Needs of the School Age Child course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
45 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session will explore the key messages about public health in the context of school health and new models of service delivery. In particular, it will focus on the World Health Organization’s definitions of public health and the study on Health Behaviours in School-aged Children (HSBC).

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Summarise information regarding public health and the causes of public health problems in the 21st century
  • Summarise issues that are underlined in the Health Behaviours in School-aged Children (HBSC) study by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Identify the knowledge and skills needed to work together for optimum public health outcomes for children and their families
  • Choose the best environment for practice: hospital, clinic, school, classroom, home or wider community
  • Evaluate the different methods of communication: face-to-face, email, mobile phone, text and letters to support the child, parents and school

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should read:

  • Potter K, Wright J. Integrating the Children’s Public Health
  • Workforce. In: Sines D, Fanning A, Potter K et al., eds. Community and Public Health Nursing. 5th edn. London: Wiley Blackwell, 2013:91-112
  • Wright J. The School Health Team. Healthy School Child (411-002). DH e-Learning for Healthcare. 2014
  • Completed HSC session: The School Health Team (411-002)
Instructors / Speakers
Jane Wright,
Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University

Jane Wright is a senior lecturer and course leader for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University. She has a background in adult nursing and school nursing in Buckinghamshire. Jane has written a number of books and articles about school nursing practice, is on the editorial board of the British Journal of School Nursing and has been involved with the Department of Health School nurse Implementation Plan.

Meeting the Health Needs of the School Age Child course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
45 minutes
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