The summative assignment will explore and examine the preparation, implementation and evaluation of one off awareness event. It will analyse the process of health education in terms of teaching methods and learning theories experienced by both facilitators and participates. The subject promoted to raise awareness was sexual transmitted infection Chlamydia. The rational as to why this subject was chosen was to increase knowledge importance of safe sex health education within the targeted group and hopefully change in sexual behaviours. The session not only raises awareness on the subject of Chlamydia but also looked at preventative measures. The targeted audience involved were University students aged 18 to 24 years.
The awareness event took place in the student forum hall within Middlesex University Hendon campus.
Chlamydia trachomatis (STI) is the most prevalent bacterial sexual transmitted infection in the western world and the most notifiable in UK (DoH 2007). According to Health Protection Agency (2008) rates of Chlamydia infection increasing world wide and UK and notification rates quadrupled from 1999 to 2008.NationalAuditOffice (2009) indicates that infection is concentrated in youth with approximately 80% of notifications being among those aged 15 to 25 years. Chlamydia infection is asymptomatic and can cause significant morbidity particularly for women.
The promotion of sexual health is a legitimate role for health professional and is an essential health promotion functions (Ingram-Forgel 1990).Winaship and Peuchey (2000) supports Ingram-Forgel statement by saying with direct targeted group health promotion facilitators are ideally placed to carry out this vital educational role. There was more to this than just giving out leaflets with information about Chlamydia and safe sex. There is a need to be a coherent plan that could be adapted to meet individual needs .Winship and Peachery (2000) state that “the education is not to kill the subject by...
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