HLTH06039 2019 Health Promotion Practice 1

General Details

Full Title
Health Promotion Practice 1
Transcript Title
Health Promotion Practice 1
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Margaret McLoone
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science

Learners will be equipped with core skills and competencies to be able to define the boundaries of health promotion including the core principles underlying health promotion practice.  The learner will also be able to identify and outline the core skills required to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion initiatives from a theoretical perspective.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


To examine theoretical principles for defining health promotion.


Outline, describe and interpret core principles required for effective health promotion practice.


Describe and categorise how to promote ones' health at various levels and using various approaches.


Source, select and present relevant health related data to illustrate the core skills required in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion initiatives.


To communicate and present specific health promotion related information in module area.

To be able to self-examine performance in terms of seminar performance and receive constructive feedback from peers and tutors.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will engage in both lectures and practical workshops to learn the basic principles of health promotion practice

Practicals will allow students to explore and learn the broad remit of health promotion practice and the activities it encompasses

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessment by means of a terminal exam and also through 2 core pieces of continuous assessment

Repeat Assessments

Students are required to pass all elements of the module


Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Overview of Health Promotion

Core Principles of Health Promotion Practice

Competencies for Health Promotion Practitioners

Models and approaches to Health Promotion Practice

Overview of Settings/Topics/Population Health

Needs Assessment for Health

Planning Health Promotion Initiatives including: 

Implementing and evaluating Health Promotion initiatives.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Class Seminar - peer sharing of seminar series experience. Self-reflection by learner in terms of personal strengths and weaknesses experienced during seminar series. Individual feedback sheets detailing marks allocated in each area including individual feedback points for learners self-development in terms of academic presentations. Formative UNKNOWN - % Week 12 4
2 Planning a Health Promotion Initiative Project Assessment 30 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Application of Health Promotion Principles Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 5 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Practical Health Promotion Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Library Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Naidoo, J. & Wills, J. (2016) Foundations for Health Promotion (4th Ed.) Pub: Elsevier

Talbot, L. & Verrinder, G. (2017) Promoting Health (6th Ed.) Pub: Elsevier

Thompson, S.R. (2014) The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion. Pub: Routledge

Scriven, A. (Ed) (2017) Ewles & Simnett’s Promoting Health A Practical Guide (7th Ed.). Pub: Elsevier


Tones, K. & Tilford, S. (2001) Health Promotion effectiveness, efficiency and equity. (3rd Ed.) Pub: Chapman & Hall


Journal Resources

Health Promotion Practice

Other Resources


International Journal of Health Promotion

Health Education & Research

Health Promotion Practice

International Journal of Health Psychology


Official Health Websites e.g WHO, Department of Health, Health Promotion Unit, International Union of Health Promotion & Education Various other articles, policy documents as appropriate during term