Professional course

Public Health and Health Promotion

20 credit, level 3 and Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZVRE4203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Health and Social Sciences
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Caroline Flurey

Page last updated 16 December 2016

Introduction

The Public Health and Health Promotion module will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which may include; lectures, seminars, e-learning, self-directed study and case study discussions. This 20 credit module is also available at Level M (UZVS9H20M).

Subjects will include:

  • History of public health and health promotion
  • Sociological approaches to health and wellbeing
  • health promotion models, frameworks and approaches
  • Health inequalitities
  • Empowerment and the promotion of health
  • Community capacity building and asset mapping
  • Setting approaches to health and promotion
  • Evidence based practice and evaluation

Careers / Further study

This is a compulsory module in the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme. If you wish to apply for the full SCPHN programme please contact admissions on 0117 83333.

Structure

Content

  • History of public health and health promotion
  • Sociological approaches to health and well-being
  • Health promotion models, frameworks and approaches
  • Health inequalities
  • Empowerment and the promotion of health
  • Community capacity building and asset mapping
  • Settings approaches to health promotion
  • Evidence-based practice and evaluation

Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Understand and critique the main theoretical frameworks informing public health and health promotion practice
  • Discuss lay and professional contributions to public health and health promotion within the context of collaborative working
  • Evaluate and critique the evidence base for public health and health promotion
  • Critically discuss ethical and political dilemmas surrounding public health and health promotion practice Critically discuss strategies to evaluate the impact of public health policy
  • Critically discuss the skills integral to public health and health promotion practice
  • Critically analyse the contribution of concepts and determinants of health to models and approaches to public health and health promotion
  • Critically evaluate the evidence base for public health and health promotion

Assessment

The module is assessed through a 3000 word project.  This is appropriate to meet the learning outcomes of the module, as it enables you to both reflect on your professional experiences and critically appraise the public health and health promotion literature, relating to the theme of interventions to tackle a defined health inequality. 

Health inequalities are a key focus of the module and also a particular focus of practice for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.  The blended leanring (lectures, seminars and pre-seminar activities) feeds into the development of the project.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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