Professional course Health Promotion
Page last updated 4 October 2021
On successful completion of this 15 credit Masters level module you will be able to access, synthesise, critically analyse and apply knowledge and understanding of:
- The theoretical, philosophical and political foundations of health promotion.
- Health promotion approaches and practices: models and interventions.
- Political and ethical dimensions of health promotion.
- The value of health promotion in tackling inequalities.
- Personal and social responsibility in relation to health behaviour..
- The relationship between health promotion and public health.
- The value and role of partnerships in health promotion.
You will also acquire skills in using website development software to create an online health promotion resource.
Careers / Further study
This course can contribute towards:
- MSc Environmental Health Studies
- PGCert/PGDip Environmental Health
- PGCert, PGDip or MSc in Public Health.
- Philosophical, theoretical and political perspectives on health promotion; emphasis upon the socio-ecological model of health promotion and the WHO healthy settings approach..
- Theoretical and practical perspectives on community organisation, empowerment, participation, collective action and community development.
- Values, attitudes and beliefs; the cultural context of health behaviour and risk; personal and social responsibility; choice; empowerment and participation.
- Behaviour change theories, models and approaches.
- The WHO healthy settings approach.
- Health promotion planning and evaluation.
- Communication theories and practices; social marketing and media advocacy.
Learning and Teaching
Classroom based teaching comprises a mix of lectures, workshops and seminars, which include student-centred active learning techniques.
Technology Enhanced Learning supplements taught sessions in the form of essential and supplementary online learning materials (via Blackboard). TEL workshops are programmed to prepare students for a web-based assessment. Module support is provided via Blackboard and via a programme Blog site.. Podcasts and videos are uploaded to Blackboard to support taught input.
There are 30 hours of contact time delivered through lectures, seminars and on-line activities. These comprise 8 taught 3.5 hour sessions (half days) scheduled in semester 1 and supplemented with additional online support. Up to one hour is available for one-to-one tutorial support.