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3 01 Healthy People


  • The optimal approach to the public’s health requires coordination of the three domains of public health: health improvement, health protection and healthcare services
  • As a general practitioner (GP), you have a crucial role to play in promoting health, preventing disease and delivering brief advice and interventions where appropriate
  • Factors predisposing to poor health operate across the whole life course from pre birth to old age
  • Health inequalities are important determinants of health
  • Screening and immunisation have risks as well as benefits
  • Work offers an opportunity to promote health and well-being

Knowledge and skills guide

This section contains the learning outcomes for the 'Healthy People' curriculum module.

These are grouped into 12 core areas of competence concerned with the tasks you will undertake as a general practitioner when delivering care to people in your community.

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Case discussion

This section contains a scenario and questions for reflection which help to illustrate the learning points in this module.

Tracy Bennett, 47 years old, attends your surgery for a repeat blood pressure check following a pre-operative assessment for her forthcoming laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She was told that her smoking and ‘borderline’ blood pressure meant that the health risks were too high .....      

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How to learn this area of practice

This section includes suggested activities and strategies for developing the competences you will require.     

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Learning resources

This section provides suggestions for further reading and other resources to help you in your training, including books, journal articles and web resources.     

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This section lists references which have been used in the development of the curriculum.     

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