The aim of the Faculty of Public Health’s one day workshop, Introduction to Public Health, is to give people who are considering a career in public health a unique opportunity to learn more about the specialty from experienced public health professionals. You can expect to leave feeling inspired with a better understanding of the different career paths and job roles that are out there as well as first-hand advice from people who have successful careers in public health to help you follow in their footsteps.
An FPH member who attended last year's workshop said:
"I was already interested in the field and training, but the course made me want to apply straight away and get more involved with FPH. Thank you very much!"
86% of attendees to last year’s course said their expectations were met regarding the content of the course.
92% of the attendees also said that they would recommend the course to a colleague.
Attendees also valued the chance to speak experienced public health professionals in order to gain an insight into public health community and the important role it plays in population’s health.
Introduction to Public Health: Learn about what Public Health is, the key organisations and relationships in the Public Health community
Where and how Public Health specialist and practitioners work: Find out more about the different settings you can work in, the opportunities available and the sorts of roles training in public health can make available to you
Applying for a Specialty Registrar post: How to apply for a role on the training scheme, what routes are available and the requirements for these routes.
Communicable Disease exercise: Gain an understanding of the methods and tools used in the managing of a communicable disease.
Critical appraisal of an epidemiological research paper: Learn how you identify the strength and weaknesses of a research paper to assess its usefulness.
Agenda for the day:
9:15-9:45:Introduction, Dr Ellis Friedman 9:45-10:25:Introduction to Public Heath, Dr Zakyeya Atcha 10:25-10:45: Short refreshment break and a chance to chat to fellow attendees 10:45-11:15:Where and How Public Health Specialist and practitioners work, Dr Ellis Friedman 11:15-11:40:Define Specialist Route, Steve Maddern 11:40-12:30:Process for applying for a specialist registrar post, Dr Zakyeya Atcha 12:30-12:45:Panel discussion 12:45-13:15: Networking lunch 13:15-14:45:A critical appraisal of an epidemiological research paper, (GROUPS), Dr Zakyeya Atcha, Mr Steve Maddern, Dr Ellis Friedman 14:45-15:00Break & refreshment 15:00-16:30:Communicable disease exercise, (GROUPS), Dr Zakyeya Atcha, Mr Steve Maddern, Dr Ellis Friedman 16:30-16:45:Closing Remarks, Dr Zakyeya Atcha
Information about the speakers:
Dr Zakyeya Atcha,Training Programme Director for Public Health in Cumbria & Lancashire Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Dr Ellis Friedman,Service & Academic Consultant in Public Health, Treasurer Faculty Public Health
Mr Steve Maddern,recently appointed Consultant in Public Health