Health and Work in Undergraduate Medical Education - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Department-of-Health-Social-Care

About the Health and Work in Undergraduate Medical Education programme

The government announced measures in 2017 (Improving lives – the future of work, Health and Disability), including activities to integrate health and work into healthcare professionals’ undergraduate training through development of resources (commissioned via Public Health England and the University of Kent).

Knowledge of the relationship between work and health, as well as its application in leading effective consultations with patients, is a requirement within medical education (as specified in the General Medical Council (GMC) 2018 Outcomes standards for medical graduates, which sets out what newly qualified doctors must know and be able to do). Medical schools have their own approaches to teaching and exercise autonomy in the delivery of their undergraduate curricula to meet GMC standards.

This new medical undergraduate resource provides adaptable content to support health and work education and can be incorporated flexibly into existing undergraduate curricula.

It also includes learning objectives and links to wider resources (for example the Work and Health e-learning modules for healthcare professionals for both teachers and students. Medical schools can adapt the materials to meet their own needs.

The materials consist of 16 PowerPoint slide-sets (with notes included) and lecturer notes divided into three learning frameworks:

  • Impact of work and worklessness on health
  • Enabling patients to stay in and to return to work
  • Working as an effective team member

We welcome your feedback on the use and improvement of this resource. Once you have accessed a session in the programme a session feedback icon will become available, allowing you to score the session and provide feedback on your experience and usefulness of the content.

Evidence

The evidence gathered for the slide content was identified in collaboration by experts in the field.

Meet the team - University of Kent

  • Dr Ferhana Hashem, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Sabrena Jaswal, Researcher, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Catherine Marchand, Research Associate, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Lindsay Forbes, Senior Clinical Research Fellow (Public Health), Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Naren Srinivasan, Clinical Research Fellow General Practice, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Ben Baumberg Geiger, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

Meet the team - PHE project team

  • Magdalene Mbanefo-Obi, Head of Health and Work, Public Health England
  • Manuel Ramos, Programme Manager- Health and Work, Public Health England

How to access

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