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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes derived from focus groups

From: Healthcare students’ perceptions about their role, confidence and competence to deliver brief public health interventions and advice

Theme Sub-themes
1. Understanding PH Who is driving public health
What are the key public health issues
Knowledge of named campaigns
2. Perception of Role Role of different professional groups
Perception of responsibility
3. Challenges and opportunities Provision of PH referral pathways or appropriate services
Therapeutic relationships and communication
Time
4. Preparation for PH role Academic preparation
Clinical placement
Personal responsibility to prepare for PH role