HLTH06046 2020 Health Promotion Practice

General Details

Full Title
Health Promotion Practice
Transcript Title
Health Promotion Practice
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Thomas Smyth, Richeal Burns, Anne Marie Frizzell
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science

This module will explore the concept of health promotion and the theories, models and competencies underpinning health promotion practice. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to support health promotion initiatives with individuals, groups, and communities. Learners will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to plan a health promotion intervention.

Learning Outcomes

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


Examine the concepts health and wellbeing and the factors that determine the health of individuals and populations


Describe the models, approaches, theories and competencies, that inform health promotion practice


Recognise and discuss ethical considerations in health promotion


Discuss the role of national and international public health and health promotion agencies/organisations in the development of evidence informed health promotion policies and programmes


Demonstrate an understanding of the process involved in the planning and evaluation of health promotion interventions in different settings


Debate the role of social marketing and the mass media in health promotion

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be facilitated through a combination of online lectures and self directed study. A variety of methods of instruction including online discussions, interactive exercises and the use of online resources to ensure equitable access to content and to meet diverse learner needs


Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment of the learning outcomes of this module will be through 100% continuous assessment throughout the semester. Assessment will include an essay, project plan and a presentation. Detailed guidance will be provided to students on completing assessments. Students will be encouraged to support and learn from each other through online discussion forums.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will follow a similar format i.e. essay, project plan and presentation

Indicative Syllabus

Defining health

Concepts and models of health and wellbeing

Determinants of health and wellbeing

Health inequalities

History of health promotion

The Ottawa Charter (WHO 1986)

Models, theories and approaches in health promotion

Health promotion competencies

Health promoting organisations

Ethical considerations in health promotion

Evidence informed health promotion decision making

Health promotion settings

Planning health promotion programmes

The use of mass media to promote health and behaviour change

Social marketing and health promotion

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Essay Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 5 1,2
2 Presentation Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 8 3,4
3 Project Continuous Assessment Assignment 60 % Week 12 5,6

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Online Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2017-08-29 Promoting Health - A Practical Guide Elsevier
ISBN 0702066923 ISBN-13 9780702066924
Recommended Reading
2016-04-14 Foundations for Health Promotion Elsevier
ISBN 0702054429 ISBN-13 9780702054426
Recommended Reading
2017-07-19 Promoting Health elseiver
ISBN 0729542572 ISBN-13 9780729542579

Module Resources