Professional Course Health Promotion (Distance Learning)

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Health and Social Sciences
Distance Learning
Programme leader
Dr Jo White

Page last updated 2 April 2020


Accreditations and partnerships:

On successful completion of this 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 module can contribute towards:

  • PGCert/PGDip/MSc Environmental Health
  • MSc Environmental Health Studies



  • 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

Teaching is delivered in the format of online lectures, as audio podcasts or video capture, using appropriate software (e.g. Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint, etc.), online seminars and other web-based activities.

Online seminar activities engage student-centred active learning techniques using online, Blackboard based discussion platforms (e.g. Collaborate or equivalent) and blogs.

Essential, indicative and supplementary online learning materials and resources are also provided via Blackboard, with links to online library resources.

Study time

This distance learning module utilises a variety of learning techniques such as asynchronous online activities (including lectures, reading, quizzes, videos) and synchronous tutorials (seminars/discussions).

Progress through the module is managed through time-dependent release of online resources to ensure structured progression through the learning materials and the synchronous activities promote development of the student-tutor relationship and encourage a cohort identity in addition to supporting core learning.

Approximately 30 hours of directed study (e.g. online lectures, seminars, etc) are delivered via Blackboard.


For this module, you must undertake one assignment with a controlled conditions element. The assignment assesses all of the module's Learning Outcomes.

All assignment details are published on the module's Blackboard site on commencement of the module.

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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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