Professional/Short course Health Promotion

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
One semester
Course Director
Amy Beardmore

15 credit level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


Accreditations and partnerships:

On successful completion of this 15 credit level 7 Health Promotion 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
  • he 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.



The module syllabus typically includes the following:

  • 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.


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Prices and dates

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How to apply

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Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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