Training Programme for Health Intelligence

YHPHO has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern and Yorkshire).

This page is an historical archive only.

As part of our commitment to help reduce health inequalities across Yorkshire and the Humber, YHPHO ran a series of modular courses for health intelligence analysts. The modules were designed for public health analysts in PCTs to improve their skills in data manipulation, interpretation and presentation of public health intelligence, as well as increase their understanding of the use of public health intelligence within and outside the NHS. The core modules were based on the APHO analyst course which has been reviewed and received successfully around the UK and publicised in this flyer. Bespoke modules on health economics, social marketing, finding the evidence and evaluation were also delivered in 2010 and 2011.

Presentations are available to members of the Y&H Regional H I Forum. If you are interested in joining this group please register as a user and then contact Sue Ward

Day 1: Introducing public health intelligence: background and context
Tuesday 27 October 2009

  • What is public health?
  • Patterns of life/death/wellbeing Health inequalities
  • Introduction to epidemiology
  • What is public health intelligence?

Day 2: Public health intelligence basics: data sources
Tuesday 3 November 2009

  • Populations and geography
  • Health Data Sources and Data Linkage
  • Primary Care Data Sources
  • Hospital Episode Statistics

Day 3: Basic statistics and analytical techniques
Tuesday 10 November 2009

  • Summarising data, mean and standard deviation
  • Standard errors, confidence intervals, significance tests.
  • Comparing means.
  • Chi-squared tests, relative risks, and odds ratios.

Day 4: Applied public health intelligence Introduction to surveillance
Thursday 19 November 2009

  • Assessing Need, Equity and Impact
  • Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Performance Monitoring and Benchmarking
  • World Class Commissioning

Day 5: Bringing it all together: the effective analyst
Wednesday 9th December 2009

  • Good presentation
  • Disclosure control
  • Interpretation of health data
  • Technical Writing

Day 6: Surveys, Modelling and Evaluation
Monday 22 February 2010

  • Use of Surveys
  • Prevalence Modelling
  • Model Based Lifestyle Estimates
  • Planning a Local Survey

Venue: David Lloyd Gym, St John's Playing Field , Hull Road , York,YO10 3LG

Day 7: Advanced Statistics
Monday 8 February 2010

  • Checking assumptions, transformations and logarithms
  • Correlation, regression, multiple regression.
  • More about odds ratios, using logarithms, logistic regression.
  • Direct and indirect standardisation, standardised mortality ratios, expectation of life

Venue: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, University of York, York Science Park, YO10 5DG

Day 8: Insight for Analysts
Thursday 18 February 2010

  • Social Marketing and behaviour change
  • What insight is, how it can be generated and used, and how your role fits
  • Measuring the impact
Venue: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, University of York, York Science Park, YO10 5DG

Day 9: Introduction to Health Economics
Thursday 11 March 2010

  • What is health economics?
  • Why healthcare can't be left to markets
  • cost-effectiveness and cost-utility
  • prioritisation

Venue: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, University of York, York Science Park, YO10 5DG

Last Updated: Thursday, 11th April 2013

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