BTEC H&S Care Unit 8: Promoting Public Health Distinction Work Explained

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I'm not too sure how to analyse the strategies in p1 and how they influence public health, I just don't really get it haha
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Identifying the Health needs and promoting the health of the population, developing programmes to reduce risk and screen for early disease. Identifying the needs of the population. Planning and evaluating the national provision of health and social care, target setting, to include local and naitional provision. Minimising harm of environmental factors to include recycling, waste management, pollution and food safety.
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hello can someone help me with p4 its due tomorrow lol. Explain the impact of public health policy in minimising these factors in relation to a specific demographic area. im in Watford as my demographic group btw
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hi im doing my first assignment for unit 8 and it makes no sense to me. if anyone can upload any help for p4, m1 and m2 id reallllllyyyy appreciate it. its due tomorrow lol
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(Original post by miagraceee)
hello can someone help me with p4 its due tomorrow lol. Explain the impact of public health policy in minimising these factors in relation to a specific demographic area. im in Watford as my demographic group btw
Think of a public health policy for example policies prohibiting tobacco and alcohol use at the workplace,
Policies requiring healthy foods to be served at company meetings and events, policies allowing for flextime to exercise or attend health programs, banning junk food adverts on children's tv

How do these policies minimalise these factors for example how does banning junk food TV adverts on children's TV (public health policy) reduce overeating junk food (a factor that affects obesity)
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Think of a public health policy for example policies prohibiting tobacco and alcohol use at the workplace,
Policies requiring healthy foods to be served at company meetings and events, policies allowing for flextime to exercise or attend health programs, banning junk food adverts on children's tv

How do these policies minimalise these factors for example how does banning junk food TV adverts on children's TV (public health policy) reduce overeating junk food (a factor that affects obesity)
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I know that it has been a while since this thread has been active but I am tutoring a student who is completing Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 and would appreciate if a copy of this assignment could be sent to me so that I can offer her a template to follow. She has been offered an opportunity for resubmission and is aiming for a Distinction grade.
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Can someone explain P1,P2,P3,M1,M2 and D1 of unit 8 I’m so lost and confused with this particular unit. I don’t even know if I’m doing it correctly.
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Hi, this is extremely helpful, thank you so much. I was wondering if you could send me your work as I wanted to show my students 'WAGOLL' for this Unit. I will gladly remove any personal info that will be on it as well, like names and such.
Thank you.
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hello, thank you for this but im still very stuck on this work. can you please send a copy, it wont be sent to anyone and i wont copy it i just want to see how its laid out and what to specifically write please. you can just send it through my email please. this is will make my day.
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This helped me so much, thank you! Is there any chance you done a guide for assignment 2 for unit 8?
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This helped me so much, thank you! Is there any chance you done a guide for assignment 2 for unit 8?
The only one I created is this one which includes both assignment one and two

Do you mean a layout? If so I would suggest you follow the layout the your teachers/tutors suggest
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Hi, this is extremely helpful, thank you so much. I was wondering if you could send me your work as I wanted to show my students 'WAGOLL' for this Unit. I will gladly remove any personal info that will be on it as well, like names and such.
Thank you.
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hello, thank you for this but im still very stuck on this work. can you please send a copy, it wont be sent to anyone and i wont copy it i just want to see how its laid out and what to specifically write please. you can just send it through my email please. this is will make my day.
Lost my unit 8 work a long time ago unfortunately

Also it's against TSR rules to post samples or provide my work of unit 8 work due to the risk of plageriam and the likelihood of you getting into trouble

Is that correct Hazelly and brainzistheword?
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Hi, iam still struggling with D1 could you give an example of obesity.
Do I need to explain how the strategies and how the government made a positive imapct on the society about loosing weight and spreading awareness and same goes to negative for example people did not take the awareness serious or that decided not to loose weight and be careful what they eat.
I'm sorry this is long
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Hi, iam still struggling with D1 could you give an example of obesity.
Do I need to explain how the strategies and how the government made a positive imapct on the society about loosing weight and spreading awareness and same goes to negative for example people did not take the awareness serious or that decided not to loose weight and be careful what they eat.
I'm sorry this is long
Yes, and also provide some statistics and percentages if you can find some
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Yes, and also provide some statistics and percentages if you can find some
Thank you, you made this assignment so much easier
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(Original post by Starlight15)
Lost my unit 8 work a long time ago unfortunately

Also it's against TSR rules to post samples or provide my work of unit 8 work due to the risk of plageriam and the likelihood of you getting into trouble

Is that correct Hazelly and brainzistheword?
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hello, thank you for this but im still very stuck on this work. can you please send a copy, it wont be sent to anyone and i wont copy it i just want to see how its laid out and what to specifically write please. you can just send it through my email please. this is will make my day.
Starlight makes a good point here, and it's not a good idea to share copies of your work or request them. By all means help each other out and guide each other on the types of topics but to avoid any issues with your assignments further down the line it's best just to keep them separate

I know it can be difficult to know how to structure your assignments but that's part of the learning. How one person sets it out may not be the best way, or the way that works best for you so it's best to try and figure it out as you go. By all means ask for advice on how it could be done, but there's no 'right or wrong' way to structure your answers.
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PASS

P1: Explain the strategies used to develop public health policy in order for it to meet its aims

Use this book to help you answer this question or this if you don't have the book
Clue: Page 150 to 152

P2: Explain how monitoring information to determine patterns of health and ill health is used by government to inform the creation of public health policy.
As above
Clue: Page 153 to 156

P3: Explain factors affecting current patterns of health and ill health in a specific demographic area
First pick a demographic area (city or country) in the UK: for example London, Birmingham or Leicester or England, Wales or Scotland.

Then explain the factors affecting our health ill health in the area for example, in London there high air pollution which can make people feel ill or poor houses (for example mould in the celling, the floor, cracked walls) in Birmingham which can make people feel ill), cheap fast food which can lead to obesity in England etc.

P4: Explain the impact of public health policy in minimizing these factors in relation to a specific demographic area
Find a public health policy i.e. department of health, Public Health England, NICE, NHS England, Food standard agency, department of education, Environmental Agency etc.

Then discuss how they can minimalise these factors that you talked about above to the area that you chosen for example to minimalise HIV in Wales the department of education can set out sex education classes for year 7s to year 13s so that they have more awareness of HIV and how to prevent them from happening.

It's good to search your topic in a public health policy you chosen and see what they say, you can apply it to you work to get a better grade.

P5: Explain how approaches to health promotion and protection have been applied in a selected health promotion campaign
Chose a health promotion campaign for example: National Obesity Awareness week, national walking month here are a list of health promotion and protection campaigns they did last year here.

Then explain how in that campaign, they applied health promotion (i.e. by increasing awareness by....) and health prevention (i.e the campaign explained how you can prevented obesity by...)

P6: Explain how approaches to prevention and control have been applied in a selected campaign
Chose any campaign (separated from you previous health promotion campaign) for example Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

And examples of how prevention and control has been applied to the campaign i.e. the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week they prevented increase number of women getting cervical cancer by.... thus controlling the population of people getting cervical cancer or this campaign decreased the population of people in i.e. London being obese by...

P7: Explain how models or theories that justify behavior change can be used to overcome barriers in relation to a selected health promotion campaign
Search up models or theories of behaviour between 2 to 4 that explains why we behave a certain way, you can choses any of these theories/models below:
  • Self‑efficacy
  • Theory of reasoned action
  • Theory of planned behavior
  • Transtheoretical model
  • Health action process approach

Optional:
  • Social cognitive theory
  • Social learning theory

Then link how these theories/models can be used to overcome barriers in the health promotion campaign that you selected, for example if your doing breast cancer awareness month one of the barriers would be reaching out to elderly people online as many elderly may not use social media by using (behaviour theories/models) it can overcome barriers as... (first briefely explain the thoery/model then explain how this model/thoery will overcome barriers, so do 2 to 4 paragraphs with different examples depending on how many thoeries/models you chosen)

P8: Explain the features of a selected health promotion campaign and the approaches used to increase public awareness
Explain features of the health promotion campaign you chose or (i.e. expplain what it's about what the sucesses in their campaign)

Then explain the approaches they used to increase public awareness for example they put it out on billboards on undergrounds and buses which therefore leads to perople talking about it, remember the obesity campaign where they left out words that definitely increased awareness as they put it in billboards or the protest of climate change called extiction rebellion that certainly got the media and people talking about it).

MERIT

M1: Analyse how public health policy is influenced by strategies and patterns of health and ill health

Based on the public health policy you chosen .i.e. Policies prohibiting tobacco and alcohol use at the workplace.
Policies requiring healthy foods to be served at company meetings and events, Policies allowing for flextime to exercise or attend health programs explain how they can influence factors affecting health and ill health based on their stategies to prevent it.

For example, the policy on prohibiting tobacco and alcohol use in cars and indoors was influenced by the fact the indoor smoking and smoking in cars can increase the likelyhood of children and others developing ashthma

M2: Assess the extent to which factors affect current patterns of health and ill health with reference to a specific demographic area
After explaining the factors of health and ill health in an area you chosen in P3, you explain in detail why these factors are affecting health/ill health and how serouis it is, for example the reason for the pollution is asthma and asthma the reasin why is due to the increase in petrol and dieasel cars in London.

M3: Assess how minimising the factors affecting health can contribute to improving the health of the population in relation to the area.
For this, you explain how minimalising the factors that you discussed affecting health can healp improve the poplulation of the area you chosen i.e. By increasing the price of fast foods and decreasing the price of fruits and vegatable it can help decrease the population of people in Northern Ireland being obese and prevent poeple from getting high blood pressure or heart disease.

M4: Assess the success of approaches used to promote and protect health and prevent disease in a selected health promotion campaign
For this you talk about the sucesses (and downfall for higher marks) of the apporach they used to promote and protect health in the campaign you chosen i.e. the approach they used to promote national obesity awareness week is that they did a 1k mile walk around London the sucess of the approach was that they increased awarnesses and prevent heart disease as they're engaging in physical activity.

M5: Analyse how theories or models and approaches have been used in a selected health promotion campaign to overcome barriers and increase public awareness.
Flows well with P7 and/or P8. For this you analyse how the thoeries/models you chosen have been used in the campaign that you chosen, what approach they used to apply the thoery/model in the campaign and how it is used to increase public awarness and overcome barriers. For example, in the breast cancer awarness week they used the Theory of planned behavior by.... this increased public awarnesss as it... (apply theory of planned behavior) furthermore, it helps to overcome barriers as....

DISTICTION

D1: Evaluate how far the use of strategies and monitoring the health status of the population helps public health policy to meet its aims in reducing the factors that influence public health, with reference to a specific demographic area
So list the strategies that helps their public health policy to meet its aims, then link it to how it reduced the factors affecting health (i.e. air pollution) in an area in the UK i.e. Birmingham. Then talk about how monitoring the health status of (i.e. Birmingham) helped to use those strategies. Then in you last paragraph make a conclusion on whether or not the strategies they used met their aims in reducing the factors that incluence health of that area i.e. Birmingham

D2: Justify the approaches used to promote and protect health and prevent disease in a selected health promotion campaign
In your selected health promoting campaign (which is any campaign that you've pick) say your reasons why you think the approaches used to promote health, prevent health and prevent disease in your campaign that you read about was useful/helpful or not and back it up using statistics (i.e. in so and so campaign the approach they used (say the approach they used) was useful BECAUSE (use a statistics and/or you opinion to back it up) this approach decrease the percentage of people getting asthma attacks by 20%.

D3: Evaluate the success of a specific public health campaign in encouraging behaviour change in relation to health.
First list the successes (and failures to get you the high grades) of your public health campaign (i.e. Stoptober campaign made 10% of people stop smoking altogether) and then link it to one (or more) of the theories of behaviour change and how that theory made that campaign that you chose successful (or not) . Then in your last paragraph make a conclusion on wether overall the campaign has truly been successful or not and why (that's evaluating you're making a final judgement)

D4: Evaluate how far a recent health promotion campaign met the aims of public health policy through the strategies and approaches used to improve the health of a demographic area
So think of a health promotion campaign that's recent and look at their policies and see how far they met their policies. Then you say the reasons why (BECAUSE...) saying what strategies and approaches they used to improve health of a demographic area (i.e. Newcastle, London, Sussex, Cambridge) always talk about the good things they did and what they failed to do/what they haven't done. Then in your last paragraph make a conclusion on whether that campaign have improved the health of i.e. London or not by saying why and backing it up with statistics

Hope this helps

Unit 4: Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Unit 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and Their Care

I did Unit 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 and 19 as a BTEC National Diploma

(PS: In case you're wondering I got DD in Health and Social Care and I'm currently studying Early Years Education at uni second year)
could you do unit 18 explained please? assessing children's developmental needs
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