General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Margaret McLoone
Programme Membership
SG_SPUBL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Public Health and Health Prom

The learner at the end of this module will have developed a comprehensive and evidence based knowledge of the 'settings based approach' SBA used within the fields of health, health promotion and public health practice

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts,  principles and theories of a ‘settings' based approach in health promotion.


Critically appraise current research regarding selection of appropriate settings for various health promotion based initiatives.


Demonstrate the capacity to draw complex relevant health information together and present in an apt concise manner in a funding seminar and proposal paper.


Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced health related literature from current evidence base regarding a wide range of settings that are currently utilised to promote health. 


Use advanced skills to critically interpret existing policy and evidence in terms of settings based practice.


Reflect on professional skills and competencies and identify skill /facilitation gaps in terms of funding proposal writing and defence.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will be able to appreciate the challenges and opportunities that various settings provide as platforms for health promotion and public health activities and interventions

Students will engage in practical workshop sessions with key focus on students critically appraising when and how to use each setting as appropriate to their ar of focus

Students will be involved in practical interactive based learning strategies 

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will take place by means of the following assessments;

Development and delivery of a funding proposal bid and defence of same by means of a Question & Answer forum

Development of a setting specific resource pack on a specific topic area


Repeat Assessments

Students who do not pass the 3 key elements of assessment will be requested to repeat these elements through additional course work or through repeat attending the module (subject to places being available to the repeat student)

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Overview of Settings Approach to Health Promotion

Core  concepts applicable to utilising a settings based approach

Focus on a wide range of settings where health can be promoted, maintained and influenced including key settings possible areas for inclusion are e.g.

•·        Educational Sector

•·        Workplace

•·        Health Services

•·        Community

•·        Family

  • Virtual/Digital


Students will also undertake more focused work on sub-setting areas and more specialist settings e.g. virtual health, prisons, islands etc


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Development of Setting Specific Proposal for Funding Practical Assessment 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
2 Settings Based Resource Pack Development Practical Assessment 50 % Week 5 1,2,4,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Enquiry Based Learning / Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-08-18 Digital Health Routledge
ISBN 9781317302193 ISBN-13 1317302192

The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton, internationally renowned for her scholarship on the sociocultural and political aspects of medicine and health as well as digital technologies, addresses a range of compelling issues about the interests digital health represents, and its unintended effects on patients, doctors and how we conceive of public health and healthcare delivery. Bringing together social and cultural theory with empirical research, the book challenges apolitical approaches to examine the impact new technologies have on social justice, and the implication for social and economic inequalities. Lupton considers how self-tracking devices change the patient-doctor relationship, and how the digitisation and gamification of healthcare through apps and other software affects the way we perceive and respond to our bodies. She asks which commercial interests enable different groups to communicate more widely, and how the personal data generated from digital encounters are exploited. Considering the lived experience of digital health technologies, including their emotional and sensory dimensions, the book also assesses their broader impact on medical and public health knowledges, power relations and work practices. Relevant to students and researchers interested in medicine and public health across sociology, psychology, anthropology, new media and cultural studies, as well as policy makers and professionals in the field, this is a timely contribution on an important issue.?

Required Reading
2012-11-08 The Implementation of Health Promoting Schools Routledge
ISBN 9780415525541 ISBN-13 0415525543

Developing a 'healthy school' has been a key aim for many schools across the globe, yet achieving successful implementation and sustaining the positive benefits has proven to be challenging. In this much-needed text, the contributors draw upon their wide range of international expertise and experience to demonstrate how guidelines can best be implemented by building upon scientific knowledge of 'implementation theory', as well as empirically-based practice from health-promoting school initiatives. The Implementation of Health Promoting Schools articulates an evidence base for implementation that is centred on eight theorised implementation components, each of which is designed to help practitioners to utilise theory-based guidelines within the school as an organisational setting. This approach differs from more traditional implementation guidelines for pre-packaged programs, which are often only focused on providing guidance to an individual teacher in a classroom. Needs for further research to confirm and add to the identified components are also addressed. With contributions from leading experts around the world, this book is structured around three main sections: Part One: addresses the theory base for implementation of health promoting schools Part Two: provides examples through case studies Part Three: identifies directions for future developments. Authoritative, research-based and supported by examples from concrete practices in schools and governmental bodies at local and national level, this text provides guidance that is vital for future advancement of the field, and is essential reading for teachers, educational professionals and policy makers. It will also appeal to researchers, academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students studying whole school health practice and research.

Required Reading
2018-06-14 Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk among College Students Routledge
ISBN 9781351707800 ISBN-13 1351707809

Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk Among College Students synthesizes the large body of research on college students behavioral health and offers guidance on applying evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies using a comprehensive public health framework. Chapters authored by leading researchers and practitioners address a broad spectrum of important behavioral health issues, interventions, and challenges. Moving beyond a theoretical discussion to strategies for implementation, this book addresses the special issues and potential barriers faced by practitioners as they translate research to practice, such as resource limitations, organizational resistance, challenges to program sustainability, and the unique needs of special populations. This cutting-edge compendium will appeal to both practitioners and researchers involved in providing prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for college students.

Required Reading
2017-07-25 Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN 9780323416740 ISBN-13 0323416748

Promote health and wellness for all ages and population groups! Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, 9th Edition provides a comprehensive guide to leading health promotion concepts, from assessment to interventions to application. Its lifespan approach addresses patients unique needs with case studies and care plans, with an assessment framework based on Gordons Functional Health Patterns. New to this edition is expanded coverage of genomics and QSEN competencies. Written by nursing experts Carole Edelman and Elizabeth Kudzma, this bestselling text covers all the latest research and trends in health promotion and disease prevention. Separate chapters on population groups the individual, family, and community highlight the unique aspects of assessment and health promotion for each group. Coverage of growth and development helps you apply health promotion concepts to each age and each stage of development through the lifespan. Case studies present realistic situations with questions asking you to apply key concepts, and care plans include nursing diagnoses, defining characteristics, related factors, expected outcomes, and interventions. Quality and Safety Scenario boxes focus on QSEN-related competencies with examples of health promotion. Innovative Practice boxes outline unique and creative health promotion programs and projects currently being implemented. Healthy People 2020 boxes present goals and objectives relating to national health issues and priorities. Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize current health-promotion studies showing the links between research, theory, and practice. Diversity Awareness boxes address cultural perspectives relating to planning care. Hot Topics boxes introduce significant issues, trends, and controversies in health promotion. Think About It clinical scenarios open each chapter, and include questions to encourage critical thinking. NEW! An increased focus on genomics reflects scientific evidence supporting the use of genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions. NEW! Expanded discussion of QSEN competencies is included, as related to health promotion. NEW! Guidelines and recommendations are included from the latest Guide to Clinical Preventive Services from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. NEW! The latest information about the Affordable Care Act is included. NEW! Updated photos reflect the latest in health promotion and disease prevention.

Required Reading
2011-11-11 Health Promotion Settings SAGE
ISBN 9781446291474 ISBN-13 1446291472

Health Promotion Settings combines the theoretical discourse of the settings approach, covering a wide range of fundamental principles, concepts and policy issues, with real life examples of settings, including workplaces, schools, neighbourhood, cities and prisons. Frameworks and processes that are actively shaping health promotion in settings in the 21st Century are documented and the ideas and research covered will provide a vital set of indicators for those who promote health in settings. Combining theory with practical examples and case studies, the authors show how a settings approach can work in practice, drawing on a range of local, national and international initiatives and coordinated projects. Health Promotion Settings provides a rich source of ideas and case examples which highlight the challenges for promoting health in a range of contexts. Special attention is given to the workplace as both a priority area for health promotion and a key determinant of health. Written by a highly experienced team of health promotion and public health professionals, academics and researchers, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners working towards the improvement of health using a settings approach. Online Resources are provided.

Required Reading
2017-11-10 Health Promotion in Canada Canadian Scholars
ISBN 9781773380063 ISBN-13 1773380060

Health Promotion in Canada is a comprehensive profile of the history, current status, and future of health promotion in Canada. This fourth edition maintains the critical approach of the previous three editions but provides a current and in-depth analysis of theory, practice, policy, and research in Canada in relation to recent innovative approaches in health promotion. Thoroughly updated with 15 new chapters and all-new learning objectives, the edited collection contains contributions by prominent Canadian academics, researchers, and practitioners as well as an afterword by Ronald Labont. The authors cover a broad range of topics including inequities in health, Indigenous communities and immigrants, mental health, violence against women, global ecological change, and globalization. The book also provides critical reflections on practice and concrete Canadian examples that bring theory to life.

Required Reading
2018-02-01 Family Health Care Nursing F.A. Davis
ISBN 9780803677241 ISBN-13 0803677243

Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way its practiced todaywith a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in todays rapidly evolving healthcare environments.

Required Reading
2011-03-23 Global Perspectives in Workplace Health Promotion Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN 9780763793579 ISBN-13 0763793574

Health Sciences & Professions

Required Reading
2015-10-05 Workplace Health Promotion Programs John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118669426 ISBN-13 1118669428

Shine a spotlight on the benefits of promoting health in the workplace Workplace Health Promotion Programs focuses on the incredible value that employee health programs can offer by exploring six key topics: behavioral health, physical health, healthy environments, health education, nutritional health, and physical activity. This in-depth resource explicitly establishes what successful workplace health promotion programs, services, and collaborations are, and then builds upon this foundational understanding by introducing methods and tools for promoting employee health and safety, while emphasizing the skills students need to do so. Through this resource, students will come to understand how to recognize employee health and safety opportunities, and how to think on a larger scale when it comes to workplace health initiatives in small, midsized, and larger employers that are comprehensive and fiscally sound. Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to both improve the health of the population as a whole and control healthcare spending in the process. Health problems are estimated to cost employers in the United States over $200 billion per year through medical costs, absenteeism, disability, and overall reduced productivity. Improving well-being through effective workplace health promotion programs can reduce this costand create healthier, happier workforces. Discover the design, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health promotion programs that address the range of employee health needs and concerns Understand how evidence-based programs can positively impact business and reduce health care cost Explore the larger scale implications of successful workplace health programs, including health policies, health insurance design, worker safety, employee behavior, etc. Learn how together employers and employees work to create a culture of health and well-being to support and promote employee health and safety Review the ways in which successful workplace health promotion programs can prove financially beneficial Workplace Health Promotion Programs is a resource that guides students and professionals alike in the discovery, development, and execution of successful employee health initiatives.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Amdam, R. (2010) Planning in Health Promotion Work: An Empowerment Model. Pub: Routledge


Journal Resources

Internal Journal of Health Promotion Practice

Health Education & Research Journal

Other Resources

This module will rely on students utilised a wide range of peer reviewed journals, policy, strategy and legal based documents which are constantly changing and being updated.