One Day Public Health - 2017/18

One Day Public Health is a series of one day masterclasses which aim to share current evidence and principles for public health practice.

Each day focuses on a local and/or national public health priority/topic. Our masterclasses are open for anyone to attend, whether you have a professional interest or whether you are simply interested in the topic for yourself or your family.

Time: Each masterclass runs from 10am to 4pm. 

Cost: Each masterclass costs £165 per person.

Location: Our masterclasses are offered at our Canterbury campus (either North Holmes Road or Hall Place, Harbledown).

Each day will include:

  • 9.30am Registration
  • Presentations by our university lecturers
  • Useful resources about the topic
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Information about future events
  • 4.00pm Close

You can use our masterclasses to work towards a University Certificate in Public Health Foundations* (further details can be found at the bottom of the page).

For more information, please contact postregandfd-healthadmin@canterbury.ac.uk.

Masterclasses

6th September 2017 & 6th February 2018

A masterclass for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families) only.

This masterclass will introduce you to your University Certificate and how to make the most of this new opportunity to develop your work with children and families. We will explain what you will be learning over the seven days in class, and how you will be supported by mentors in your workplace. You will be aiming to achieve the knowledge and skills outlined in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Competences Framework for Community Nursery Nurses and Early Help Workforce. We will help you with the study skills that you need for university writing.   

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

12th September 2017

A masterclass for anyone.

This session will provide an overview of the field of arts, health and wellbeing in the UK.  The last 30 years have seen a considerable growth of arts, health and wellbeing initiatives in healthcare and community settings, and also in evaluation and research.  Key landmarks in this field will be surveyed drawing on a recently developed online repository of UK arts and health reports starting in the late 1980s. The session will consider the role of the Royal Society for Public Health in promoting arts and health in the UK.  It will also address the current challenges facing the field drawing on the 2017 report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. 

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Mr. Tim Joss, CEO Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose (AESOP)

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19th September 2017 & 21st February 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass is compulsory for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families).

Public health is about preventing illness and promoting good health, and it is the work of the public health workforce. We will outline the UK’s current priorities and share the evidence that shows how much poor health and early death is due to where we are born, live and work. Some people are destined to live long and healthy lives and others are not. This inequality starts before we are born. Research shows that the opportunity to change this unfairness is greatest at the start of life. This is why supporting young children and their families to get off to a healthy start is the very best investment we can make.

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

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3rd October 2017 & 7th March 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass is compulsory for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families).

From the moment we are conceived, our brains are constantly changing and storing all our experiences. This masterclass focuses on what research tells us about the first 1001 days of life, a period when baby brains are growing at a tremendous pace and are being shaped and changed every single minute of every day. Most important is how a baby feels. There is evidence to show that the way parents communicate with babies and young children affects their brains. We will explore how parents can communicate with their babies in order to create healthy baby brains with love.

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

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10th October 2017

A masterclass for anyone.

This session will consider the growth of interest in the role of creative arts in public health internationally. Particular attention will be given to the role of the World Health Organisation in providing an international framework for health promotion highlighting the social determinants of health, the importance of the life-course perspective, the role of health policy and settings of interventions to improve health. The workshop will include a discussion of case studies and films of arts and health projects from Third World settings.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Dr. Elisabetta Corvo, School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work

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17th October 2017 & 16th May 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass is compulsory for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families).

This masterclass concerns families where young children are in danger of significant harm. Research tells us that young children who are exposed to substance abuse (drugs, solvents, smoking and alcohol), domestic violence and parental mental health problems are at risk. They are more likely to suffer poor physical, emotional and social health, and poor educational outcomes. There is evidence to show that if these issues are picked up early, we can prevent harm. Understanding how to safeguard children and work within statutory requirements is mandatory for all practitioners who work with children and families. 

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and Adele Phillips, senior lecturer Health Promotion and Public Health.

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8th November 2017 & 18th April 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass is compulsory for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families).

Practitioners who are invited into a family’s home need to be able to build a trusting relationship with parents and children. This is vital if we are to support children’s healthy development. In this masterclass we will look at theoretical models that bring together the skills of home visiting, assessing a family’s needs, their strengths and how we build good relationships. The models include the Solihull Approach and Family Partnership.

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

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22nd November 2017 & 3rd May 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass is compulsory for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families).

This masterclass will explore the evidence that tells us why healthy oral health, healthy eating, accident prevention and emotional health and wellbeing are so important for the under-fives. We will examine the psychology of children’s behaviour and look at the latest thinking about ways to manage children’s behaviour. We will provide examples of how to support healthy lifestyles in a healthy and safe home.

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

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6th December 2017 & 20th March 2018

A masterclass for students who are studying for the University Certificate Public Health Foundations (Children and Families) only.

For some women pregnancy, giving birth and caring for their infant can trigger mental health problems. These not only affect the mother, but her partner and whole family. Sometimes the suffering can be avoided, but in severe cases it can lead to serious injury or death. We will look at what research can tell us about how to support good maternal health and what is known about why mental health problems happen, how to recognise them, what to do and what support is available.

Facilitated by Maureen Cook, lecturer in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

13th February 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This session will consider the value of the arts in supporting the development and wellbeing of children and young people, in family, community and school settings.  Attention will be given to current public health challenges facing children and young people, particularly in relation to mental health and issues associated with diet, exercise and obesity, and what role the arts have to play. There will be an opportunity to consider recent initiatives drawing on theatre, music and dance in promoting the health of children and young people. The innovative Breathe Arts Health Research project on magic and hemiplegia will also be examined.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Dr. Jonathan Barnes, Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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13th March 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This session will consider the challenges faced by health and social care services in the UK as a result of our growing elderly population. There is considerable interest in the value of creative activities in helping to support independence, tackle loneliness and promote wellbeing among older people.  A number of recent examples of arts and health evaluation and research will be considered with a focus on the role of singing and dance in promoting health and well-being among older people with long-term conditions, including dementia, Parkinson’s and chronic respiratory illness.  Attention will also be given to the Choir in Every Care Home initiative led by the charity Live Music Now.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Dr. Trish Vella-Burrows, and Dr. Ann Skingley,  Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

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10th April 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass will introduce you to the basic anatomy and physiology for understanding what is involved for participants in performing arts activity – particularly theatre, dance and singing. Attention will be given to psychological dimensions of performance and the factors that can give rise to anxiety or lack of confidence. Issues in health promotion for performers will be explored to ensure that performing arts practice does not give rise to physical and psychological problems that require therapeutic intervention. The work of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine will be considered with a number of case studies explored.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Dr. Rebekah Gilbert,  Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

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25th April 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

Why are we told to eat less fat, eat less sugar, eat less salt and eat more fibre? This masterclass will explain how diet is related to the major diseases in the UK such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. We will look at the evidence that lies behind the current recommendations for healthy eating, outlined in the Eatwell Guide. You will learn how to make a quick assessment of your own diet. Sugar and fat - find out the latest evidence.

Facilitated by: Dr Sally Robinson, principal lecturer Health Promotion & Public Health.

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6th June 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

This evidence-based masterclass aims to increase your understanding of cardiovascular disease and explain how physical activity can be incorporated into people’s daily routine. It will introduce you to the latest trends in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, globally, nationally and locally. You will learn what it is and how it can be prevented.  We will focus on physical activity and look at the ways in which moving more and being less sedentary can reduce our risk of having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress – related ill-health, obesity, type II diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. 

Facilitated by: Gail Sheppard, senior lecturer Health Promotion & Public Health.

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28th June 2018

A masterclass for anyone.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important to our health and wellbeing. Being overweight means our chances of developing diabetes (type 2), cancer, cardiovascular disease and obesity are increased. For some people, excess weight limits their quality of life. The best way to avoid gaining excess weight, or to reduce weight, is to focus on our diet and activity levels, ‘calories in: calories out’. However it rarely feels so simple, and this masterclass will present some of the latest evidence around eating, activity and weight loss. We will provide you with our Top Ten Tips for Healthy Weight loss.

Facilitated by Dr Sally Robinson, principal lecturer Health Promotion and Public Health and Gail Sheppard senior lecturer Health Promotion & Public Health.

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University awards

University Certificate in Public Health Foundations

If you attend for six masterclasses, within a two year period, and you pass a written assessment, we will award you with a University Certificate Public in Health Foundations. This is worth 20 credits at Higher Education Level 4. Please contact postregandfd-healthadmin@canterbury.ac.uk or telephone 01227 782 418 for further details.

University Certificate in Public Health Foundations (Children and Families)

This short course comprises seven specific masterclasses. It is for community nursery nurses and the early help workforce. Applicants need to have attained a level 3 qualification in childcare, and will need a sponsor, normally your employer. Successful completion will give you 20 credits at Higher Education Level 4. Please contact postregandfd-healthadmin@canterbury.ac.uk or telephone 01227 782 418 for further details.

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