CPD Violence Prevention Reduction and Public Health
Level 6 - 30 credits - Taught online
Violence is a continuing problem in modern society. The public health approach to Violence Prevention developed by the World Health Organisation underpins this CPD. It aims to provide learners with the public health skills and knowledge to devise, plan and initiate a violence reduction project in the workplace or community.
Learners will develop their ability to strengthen the capability of front-line staff through a combination of taught sessions, action learning, and guided project design. Partnership working will be encouraged with other learners who have responsibility for violence reduction in a variety of roles and learners will be expected to act as advocates for violence reduction within and outside their own organisations. The Public Health Institute 's Violence and Unintentional Injury Unit is an accredited World Health Organisation collaborating centre.
During the course you will examine violence as a public health issue from different disciplinary perspectives. You will be introduced to epidemiological principles related to understanding violence and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.
This is followed by a critical examination of key issues, including: young people and safeguarding navigators; self-harm and suicide awareness; ACEs and trauma informed practice; protecting staff and patients in NHS settings; domestic violence awareness; project and proposal writing.
Teaching and learning
Unit 1 (September-October: half a day per week): A lecture series will develop your knowledge of the impact of violence on health and critically review public health strategies to prevent and control violence. You will be encouraged to read widely and to keep abreast of current trends and issues. Additional workshops will be used to explore the topics covered and apply theory to practice in the workplace or community. A robust learning agreement is in place by the end of Unit 1, outlining the project and accountability issues.
UNIT 2 (November-January: half a day per fortnight): You will work towards implementing and evaluating your project goals, supported by an academic supervisor and a work based mentor. Peer learning is delivered through action learning sets, where learners work closely with a facilitator to review objectives and learn from a project 's successes and instructive failures. Projects may include desk based and practical elements.
All lectures, workshops and seminars will be delivered online. Additional online CANVAS (VLE) based activity and learning will also be available. A major resource for this module is the Violence Prevention Information System, a global knowledge platform for preventing violence created by the Violence and Night Life team, Public Health Institute.
How to apply
To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.
Please apply using the online application form selecting Undergraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.
This programme will be assessed by:
- Project proposal (25%)
- Project portfolio (75%)
This Continuing Professional Development can be studied as a single CPD.
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
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