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A34565 Introduction to Health Promotion
(Last Updated:26 August 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Mainly MPH and MPH (International Health) students
  LBR Module

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Health Promotion: introduction to concepts and theories: definitions, approaches/methods and philosophies, including: Historical, social, political and theoretical considerations; comparison of different models and orientations of Health promotion; and the role of agents and agencies of Health Promotion Exploration of the development of Individual skills Approaches/methods: personal, groups, communities (community participation and development), mass media approaches. Theories of health promotion and behavioural change Issues and dilemmas in the planning, management and implementation of Health Promotion programmes Strengthening of community action and Social capital and its impact on health development. Role of Universal versus targeted approaches The impact of globalisation and development on healthy public policies and their implication for health promotion issues at local, national and international levels.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week12 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Critique an existing health promotion literature 2-2.5k paper 

Convenor: 
Professor J Leonardi-Bee

Education Aims:  This module will provide students with an opportunity to explore a broad approach to Health Promotion to address inequalities in health at local, national and international development contexts.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding. On successful completion of the module students will be able to Critically explore the concepts and theories of health promotion Critically analyse health promotion approaches by assessing the evidence of effectiveness Critically evaluate health promotion in relation to policy and strategy development Intellectual skills. On successful completion of the course all students will have: Critically appraised health promotion literature Synthesised knowledge across health promotion Applied public health techniques to analyse issues in health promotion the ability to the use of current research, theories and concepts in the discipline of health promotion in advanced scholarship. Professional practical skills. On successful completion of the course students will be able to: Communicate effectively with peers and professionals in the field via a written piece of work. Conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to their professional role with a multi-disciplinary environment

Offering School:  Medicine


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