HLTH08022 2013 TOPICS IN HEALTH PROMOTION

General Details

Full Title
TOPICS IN HEALTH PROMOTION
Transcript Title
TOPICS IN HEALTH PROMOTION
Code
HLTH08022
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kevin Cradock
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

This module focuses on core topics that impact on one's health both positively and negatively.  During this module students will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of core health practices and the impact they have on health.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts,  principles and theories of health promotion with specific reference to topics affecting health.

2.

Critically appraise current research regarding topics that impact on health both positively and negatively.

3.

Have detailed knowledge of current health issues of concern to society and their impact on health status.

4.

Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced health related literature from current evidence base regarding a wide range of topics that impact on health.

5.

Recognise and respect the views of others in terms of health risk practices.

6.

Present and engage in debate relating to health issues and participate constructively in a team environment.

7.

Plan for the conductance of an effective health campaign addressing  a specific health topic and communicating the message effectively to a college based audience.

8.

Demonstrate a questioning attitude to health assumptions and self-develop personal attitudes towards topics affecting health

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Health Promotion Practice 1 & 2 Determinants of Health 1 & 2 or prior experiential learning for non-standard applicants as assessed by programme bo
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Overview of Health Promotion concepts and principles

Overview of determinants of health

Focus on various Health Risk Behaviours e.g. Excessive Alcohol Consumption, Tobacco Use, Poor Diet, Mental Illhealth, Unsafe Sexual Health Practices

Focus on Health Protective Behaviours e.g. Being Physically Active, Breastfeeding, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Health Diet & Nutritional Practices

Focus on maintaining and promoting HPB and reversing HRB strategies and methods

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 Extensive discussion on various health topics taking broad perspectives from different health perspectives - student self-reflection.
Lecturer feedback regarding seminar presentation - individual.
Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 5,6,8
2 Student led session on specific topic area.
Communication Campaign Focusing on Core Topic. Development of appropriate resource materials from current evidence base.
Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,4,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Problem Based Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Corcoran, N (2007) Communicating Health: Strategies For Health Promotion. Sage, London.

Davies M & Macdowall W (2006) Health Promotion Theory Open University Press, Maidenhead.

Earle, S., Lloyd, CE., Sidell, M., Spurr, S (2007) Theory & Research in Promoting Public Health. Sage, London.

Ewles L & Simnett I (2000) Promoting Health: a Practical Guide 4th Edition, Baillière Tindall London.

Ewles L (2005) Key Topics in Public Health: Essential Briefings on Prevention & Health Promotion Churchill Livingstone London.

Jones L, Sidell M & Douglas J (2002) The Challenge of Promoting Health: Exploration & Action Macmillan Press Ltd, Basingstoke.

Macdowall W Bonnell C & Davies M(2006) Health Promotion Practice Open University Press, Maidenhead.

Naidoo J & Wills J (2000) Health Promotion; Foundations for Practice 2nd Edition, Baillière Tindall: London.

Naidoo J & Wills J (2005) Public Health & Health Promotion; Developing Practice 2nd Edition, Bailliere Tindall: London.

Sidell M, Jones L, Katz J & Peberdy A (2003) Debates & Dilemmas in Promoting Health (2nd Edition) Macmillan Press Ltd, Basingstoke.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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