HLTH07031 2019 Health Promotion Practice II

General Details

Full Title
Health Promotion Practice II
Transcript Title
Health Promotion Practice II
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edwenia OMalley, Maire McCallion
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

This module will build on Health Promotion Practice I by aiming to give learners an understanding of the key principles and approaches to health promotion and the competencies and skills required to engage in the field of health promotion. Learners will be encouraged to analyse health promotion practice in terms of health promotion principles, competencies for health promotion and effectiveness of interventions.

Learning Outcomes

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


Critically appraise different approaches to health promotion and assess how they impact on practice.


Identify appropriate strategies for health promotion at individual, community, organizational and policy level


Review the literature identifying different approaches and competencies necessary for effective intervention implementation. 


Describe the various competencies which health promotion practitioners use in a variety of settings.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching will incorporate a combination of lectures and practicals through which the main concepts and theories are explained and applied using various methods. Practicals will give students an opportunity to apply the content of the lectures to individual interventions which they will have sourced from peer reviewed journals.  Students will also apply planning and evaluation frameworks in the context of their interventions.  Moodle will be used as a repository of materials for the module.  

Module Assessment Strategies

A terminal exam and continuous assessment are part of this subject. 

Students will complete an academic case study from a peer reviewed journal. The headings from the case study will be based on the lectures and students will get feedback on aspects of their case study during workshop time.  A terminal exam will be used to assess students overall knowledge. Formative assessments will be given on a regular basis to aid revision and give students feedback on their learning.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment and/or final exam

Module Dependencies

Health Promotion Practice 1

Indicative Syllabus

 Frameworks including ideological approaches to health promotion.

Strategies for Health Promotion including community development & social marketing.

International Union of Health Promotion - Competencies for Health Promotion Practitioners.

International Perspectives in Health Promotion including Ottawa and  Bangkok Charters.

Logic planning models for integrated evidence based health promotion planning.

Evaluation models for Health Promotion

Current Health Promotion Policies and Practice 

The role of local, regional and national organisations in promoting health.

Ethical Practice in Health Promotion

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 Project Participation in workshops and planning groups Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Case Study of Intervention from Journal Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % Week 9 1,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-07-19 Promoting Health
ISBN 0729542572 ISBN-13 9780729542579

Promoting Health examines the social, environmental, cultural and psychological determinants of health and illness and the role that primary health care has in addressing health inequalities and the broad range of skills that health practitioners need to address this issue. In this new edition, the authors have uniquely utilised two fundamental tenets central to all health promotion practice and developed key features from both the World Health Organization's Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education's Core Competencies for Health Promotion. Drawing on internationally recognised health promotion frameworks, this text provides an essential toolkit for health promotion theory and practice for students across a broad range of disciplines. Putting the Ottawa Charter into Practice - illustrates the relevance and application of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion to practice IUHPE Core Competencies for Health Promotion - outlines the relevant core competencies and how to achieve these skills EVOLVE RESOURCES: This new edition features student and instructor evolve resources to enhance your teaching and your student's learning. Student and Instructor Resources Reflective Questions at the end of each chapter Insights - extra questions with answers to encourage self-directed learning Additional Student Activities - further learning and study aids for each chapter Instructor only Resources Facilitator & Lecturer Guide provides direction for learning activities to incorporate into your teaching Visit http://evolve.elsevier.com/AU/Talbot/promotinghealth/ to find out more Identification of IUHPE Core Competencies For Health Promotion in all chapters 'More to explore' sections at the end of each chapter featuring additional readings and web links Updates to current policy and practice initiatives References embedded in each chapter to encourage readers to explore topics in more detail Includes eBook with print purchase on evolve

Required Reading
2016-04-14 Foundations for Health Promotion Elsevier
ISBN 0702054429 ISBN-13 9780702054426

Revision of: Health promotion / Jennie Naidoo, Jane Wills. 2000. 2nd ed.

Required Reading
2019-03-11 Health Promotion SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN 1526419483 ISBN-13 9781526419484

Globally recognized as the definitive text on health promotion, this fourth edition becomes ever more useful for public health and health promotion courses around the world. It offers a firm foundation in health promotion before helping you to understand the process of planning, implementing and assessing programmes in the real world. To further help you in your studies the book comes with access to online resources which include: 15 original case studies from around the world that give an insight into practice and evaluation Full text further reading to help with assignments and exams Weblinks to help you explore key organisations and institutions in the field.

Recommended Reading
2012-08-01 A Guide To Practical Health Promotion McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN 9780335244591 ISBN-13 0335244599

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources




Journal Resources

Health Promotion Practice. https://journals-sagepub-com.ezproxy.library.itsligo.ie/loi/hpp

Health Promotion International. https://academic-oup-com.ezproxy.library.itsligo.ie/heapro/issue

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. https://www-tandfonline-com.ezproxy.library.itsligo.ie/loi/rhpe20 

URL Resources

Healthy Ireland. http://www.healthyireland.ie/

Public Health Ontario- Health Promotion. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/HealthPromotion/Pages/Health-Promotion.aspx    

WHO- Health Promotion. https://www.who.int/topics/health_promotion/en/  

IUHPE (2016). Competencies for Health Promotion 

IUHPE Accredited Courses. https://www.iuhpe.org/index.php/en/iuhpe-global-register/iuhpe-accredited-courses 

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