General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
LIFE - Life Sciences
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Kevin Cradock, Maire McCallion
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity

This module provides learners with an opportunity to implement a health promotion/ public health initiative and evaluate the initiative. This module follows from Professional Practice I and is a capstone module which incorporates learning from a range of modules within the programme.

Learning Outcomes

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


Identify the characteristics of competent Health Promotion and Public Health Practitioners and critically reflect on the development of their skills and abilities in the implementation and evaluation of a project and through their volunteering activities.


Implement and evaluate project  plans which include appropriate health promotion strategies are collaborative, realistic and appropriate in relation to resources and time using appropriate project management and evaluation tools.


Explain the main concepts and principles of change management partnership working, project management  and resource management and describe how they have applied in the implementation of their project.

Module Assessment Strategies

Learner outcomes and assessment are linked to the performance criteria in the Professional Standards for Health Promotion.   Students are encouraged to contribute to the design of their own learning experiences through selection of an appropriate health promotion/ public health intervention. Each student is required to lead out on a specific aspect of thier project. Students are encouraged to reflect on their learning through development of a learning log with clear performance criteria from the professional standards. Students will receive regular feedback during workshops on their progress but also receive feedback on their submissions during the term.  Student’s oral presentation will be video recorded for fairness and to ensure reliability of assessment.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Theory and practice of health promotion programme implementation and project management

Quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation

Theory and practice of organisational development and change management

Management and Leadership

Applications of information technology for social networking media, and mass media

Programme Sustainability

Ethical Practice and Standards

Innovative practice & Entrepreneurship

Professional Competencies in Health Promotion/Public Health 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Class room based tasks Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Individual Project Reflective Log Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,3
3 Interview individual Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 9 1,3
4 Group Project File describing implementation of project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 9 2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Johnson, J. and Breckon, D. (2007). Managing Health education and Health Promotion Programs: Leadership Skills for the 21st Century. Boston: Jones & Bartlett

Mayor, H (2010). Project Management (4th ed). Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

Meredith,J. and Mantel,S.J. (2000) Project Management: A managerial approach. New York: Wiley and Sons.

Straus, D. (2002). How to make Collaboration work: Powerful ways to build consensus, solve problems and make decisions. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

Healey, B.J.,  Zimmerman,R.S. (2010). The New World of Health Promotion. New Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation. London: Jones and Bartlett.

Other Resources

Students must complete 10 hours with a health promotion/ community initiative

Additional Information