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 aims to give students experience in identifying evidence based strategies for health promotion action for a particular target group and planning an appropriate intervention which can be implemented in Professional Development II. Students will reflect on their competencies and identify and utlise opportunities to develop their competencies through volunteer activities linking with groups in the community and focusing on thier leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes

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


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


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


Identify characteristics of successful leaders and monitor their own leadership skills development through their volunteering activity.

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. 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. 

Indicative Syllabus

Principles of project/programme management

Health Promotion Planning Models

Evidence based health promotion action and priority setting

Theory and practice of collaborative working including: facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, mediation, teamwork and leadership.

Principles of effective intersectoral partnership working

Principles of effective human and financial resource management and mobilization and risk management.

Use and effectiveness of current health promotion planning models and theories

Principles of evaluation and appropriate evaluation design  

Use of media

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Draft Plan Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1
2 Presentation Leadership case study Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 7 3
3 Individual Project Reflective Diary Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 2,3
4 Group Project Plan for Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 12 1

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Flat Classroom groupwork 2 Weekly 2.00
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.

Ericsson K.A. (2009) Development of Professional Expertise. Cambridge University Press.
Healey, B.J., Zimmerman,R.S. (2010). The New World of Health Promotion. New Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation. London: Jones and Bartlett.
URL Resources
Other Resources

Students must complete a 20 volunteer hours with a health promotion/ community initiative.

Additional Information