Professional course

Health Promotion

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Health and Social Sciences
Course director:
Emma Bird

Page last updated 2 November 2017


On successful completion of this 15 credit, Health Promotion, 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
PG Cert, PG Dip 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.

Study time

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.

Prices and dates

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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 (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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