Homeless and Inclusion Health
This short course is for anyone working in healthcare or the voluntary sector interested in excluded or hard-to-reach groups.
You'll learn about:
homeless and inclusion health as an evolving discipline
the health status and determinants of health for excluded populations
the role of individuals and services in addressing these health needs
You'll learn from world-class researchers, experienced policy makers, service providers, and members of excluded or hard-to-reach groups.
This course is run by the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.
Topics covered by this course include:
key concepts in homeless and inclusion health
health consequences of exclusion and the practical responses
social theories of exclusion
community participation and engagement with excluded populations
service users' perspectives
applied quantitative and qualitative research methods
inclusion health policy and advocacy
structural and legal factors
inclusion health service development and evaluation
assessing the barriers to accessing dental services for homeless populations
health of prisoners and people in contact with the criminal justice system
inclusion health for women
Teaching and structure
The course will run over 7 weeks with face-to-face session each Thursday, from 9am to 5pm. The course will next run from 30 April to 11 June 2020.
The course involves lectures, seminars, group discussions and panels with relevant professionals and experts.
You'll also need to spend time about 1 hour a week on self-directed reading.
You can take this course as either a:
standalone short course for CPD purposes
'taster course' that allows you to earn UCL credits
Find out more about taking the course as a taster course on the IEHC website.
Who this course is for
This course is for:
healthcare professionals, including nurses, doctors, midwives and psychologists
charity and voluntary sector workers
There are no entry requirements for this course. If you haven't completed an undergraduate degree we would advise you to sign up for the short course, rather than the taster course.
Assessment and certificates
You'll receive a certificate of attendance.
If you take the course as a short course you won't be assessed. However, you'll be expected to take part in presentations and will receive feedback on these.
You'll only be assessed if you take the course as a taster course. Assessment is through a presentation and written report.
By the end of this course you'll be able to:
articulate key concepts in homeless and inclusion health
understand the complex physical and mental health issues faced by deeply excluded populations
describe the broader social, economic, political and legal context influencing the health of deeply excluded populations
describe practical approaches to working with excluded groups (e.g. psychologically informed environments)
critically appraise service models (e.g. health, social, legal, housing, etc.) that work with deeply excluded populations
evaluate effective personal and team-working practice in inclusion health, including reflective practice and building resilience
understand the importance of, and practical ways to, involve experts-by-experience (service users) in developing services and policies
Tel: 020 3108 6284
University College London Hospital
235 Euston Road,
Tel: 020 3456 7890
University College Hospital
235 Euston Rd,
Tel: 020 3456 7890