Professional/Short course Promoting the Health of School-Aged Children in the Community

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Course Director
Alison Menzies

20 credit level 6 and level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

This 20 credit Promoting the Health of School Aged Children in the Community is available at level 6 (UZVRTQ-20-3) or level 7 (UZVRTR-20-M):

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the complexities of partnership working to promote the health of school-aged children.
  • Interpret and apply policy and legislation; taking into account professional and ethical considerations when working with children and young people.
  • Evaluate methods of communicating with young people to provide information and access to services and demonstrate an understanding of the Internet and social media use by children and young people.
  • Analyse the determinants of health in relation to adolescence and hard to reach or vulnerable children and young people.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to present information clearly and effectively.
  • Consider and evaluate how the intended message has been heard and understood.

Entry requirements

You should have prior academic learning at an appropriate level, and experience of, or be working in, an appropriate environment to meet the learning outcomes.

Careers / Further study

This module contributes towards:

BSc (Hons) Public Health: Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Programme (School Nursing)



The module syllabus will typically cover:

  • Working in partnership with parents and agencies such as education to promote the health and well being of the school-age population.
  • Professional, ethical and legal principles when working with school aged children and young people. (For example; children's rights, consent and confidentiality)
  • Development in adolescence (e.g. social determinants, cognitive development, key transition points, lifestyle choices and promoting health)
  • Communicating with children and young people; including use of texting, Internet and social media. (e.g. innovation in providing access to services, media influences, exploitation and safeguarding, social marketing, body image).
  • Principles of sexual health for young people (including relationships, and teenage pregnancy)
  • Issues in emotional health and well being and mental health in children and young people.
  • Working with vulnerable or hard to reach children and young people (for example; children not in school, young carers, looked- after children, complex needs, young offenders).

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include; lectures, seminars, group work, problem solving based learning and master classes. A blended approach will be included with learning material available via blackboard.

Scheduled learning includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstration, practical classes and workshops; fieldwork; external visits; work based learning; supervised time in studio/workshop.  

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation and completion etc. These sessions constitute an average time per level as indicated in the table below. Scheduled sessions may vary slightly depending on the module choices you make.


You are required to prepare and deliver an individual presentation, to a maximum of 30 minutes, and this must include an opportunity for questions.

A formative aspect of assessment will exist with feedback given on planning and preparation.


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How to apply

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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