SPOR06049 2016 Introduction to Health Promotion
Students will examine the concepts and principles of Health Promotion, and its evolution both globally and nationally. Methods involved in Health promotion will be covered in detail. This module will review the psychology in health and illness behaviours. Students will review the areas of focus in HP throughout the lifespan. The use of forms of media in Health promotion will be illustrated. There will be scope for debate of current issues in Health Promotion.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Describe the underlying concepts and principles of health promotion (HP).
Explain the various methods used in HP.
Describe psychology of health and illness behaviours.
Illustrate the use of media in health promotion using national and international examples
Review key areas for focus in HP across the lifespan.
Debate some key topical issues in HP
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Direct instruction, lecture, guest speaker
Oral presentation, Media presentation, media analysis
Module Assessment Strategies
Two pieces of CA to submit including one individual one group assignment. Class discusion will also be part of assessment strategy. 40%is required in the final exam in order to pass the module.
Group project based in reviewing existing literature in appropriate areas. Group report and Poster presentations.
Active participation in HP activities on campus and outreach activities
In-class presentations, review of media campaigns.
In class discussions on given topics. Short answer in class assessments.
40%is required in the final exam in order to pass the module. Students will have to repeat the element the fail e.g. final exam or CA.
Students will be facilitated in repeat assessment provided they can show medical cert for missing the initial assessment.
Examine the history and evolution of Health Promotion nationally and internationally
Compare models of Health & Wellbeing
Report on methods used in Health Promotion
Describe health and illness behaviours
Review Health promotion throughout the lifespan
List the use of various forms of media in Health Promotion
Discuss current issues in Health promotion nationally and internationally
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Individual - Essay Theoretical aspects of HP||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||15 %||Week 5||1,3|
|2||Group Project Analysis of Health Promotion Media Campaign/Practical HP activity||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||30 %||Week 10||2,4,5|
|3||Continuous Assessment In-class short answer questions||Continuous Assessment||Oral Exam||5 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam Written exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||50 %||End of Term||2,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Site Visit||Not Specified||Field trip||2||Once Per Semester||0.13|
|Lecture||Offsite||Outreach activity||2||Once Per Semester||0.13|
Required & Recommended Book List
2010-06-24 Winning Health Promotion Strategies Human Kinetics
ISBN 0736079653 ISBN-13 9780736079655
Our society is facing a health crisis. Sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, and overcommitted schedules have led to obesity, chronic disease, elevated stress, and a host of other health problems for large segments of the population. The recent publication of the U.S. Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines and launch of the National Physical Activity Plan have brought much-needed attention to these issues. These documents offer a road map for those working to promote healthier lifestyle choices, but it can be difficult to turn the guidelines into programs that appeal to the people most in need of help. Winning Health Promotion Strategies offers guidance to anyone looking to encourage the members of their communities, schools, and workplaces to make positive lifestyle changes.
In Winning Health Promotion Strategies, the author shares tips, techniques, and success stories based on her experiences implementing the governors award-winning Get Fit Rhode Island program, which was instrumental in Rhode Islands being named the first Well State in the nation by the Wellness Councils of America. She has also gathered examples from model initiatives and evidence-based programs and advice from experts in the wellness industry that will help you better understand all of the factors involved in starting or improving your own initiatives. The book provides everything you need to succeed, whether your goal is to start a new program or to increase the visibility of existing programs:
Information on the benefits of health and wellness programming in various settings that will help you show return on investment, making it easier to gain approval and support for your programs
A step-by-step approach to program design and implementation that will make it easier for even those with little experience to develop successful initiatives
Tips and techniques for maximizing participation by attracting new participants while keeping existing participants fully engaged
Strategies for assessing and evaluating your initiatives and using that information to sustain or improve your programming
55 proven programs that can be used to jump-start your initiatives, whether you are scheduling stand-alone events or planning a longer-term intervention program
The ready-to-use programs in Winning Health Promotion Strategies cover a wide variety of wellness topics, including physical activity, motivation to exercise, nutrition, stress reduction, general well-being, and cancer prevention. Each program includes everything you need in order to educate and inspire your participants. Youll find a brief introduction to the program, a discussion of its effectiveness, a list of goals, tips for carrying out the program, and suggestions for tailoring the program to meet the needs of your organization. A key categorizes the programs by setting (school, community, or worksite), type (awareness, education, or intervention), and cost, and an activity finder will help you quickly locate the programs that best fit your needs. Throughout the book youll also find sample program materials, such as handouts and log sheets.
Winning Health Promotion Strategies will help you step up to the challenge of inspiring healthier living in your community. Both new and veteran programmers will find the tips, techniques, strategies, and support they need in order to engage and entertain their participants while teaching them the skills for making the right choices about their health and wellness.
2015-02-13 Health Promotion: Planning & Strategies SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN 1446293998 ISBN-13 9781446293997
The definitive text on health promotion, this book covers both the knowledge-base and the process of planning, implementing and evaluating successful health promotion programmes.
This new edition features a companion website developed with an international team of contributors to support teaching and enhance learning. The website provides:
14 new and original international case studies of health promotion in action
Example discussion questions to encourage critical reflection in seminars and assessments
Free SAGE journal articles which support evidence-based learning.Recent developments are covered throughout this third edition on topics such as asset-based approaches, mental health promotion and the use of social media in promoting health.
Planning in health promotion work : an empowerment model
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Population health, communities, and health promotion
South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs : a primer
McKenzie, James F.,
Neiger, Brad L.
San Fransicso : Benjamin Cummings, 2009 5th ed., int. ed
Physical activity and health promotion : evidence-based approaches to practice
Chichester, U.K. ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell, 2009
Foundations for health promotion
Edinburgh ; New York : Baillière Tindall/Elsevier, 2009. 3rd ed
Principles & foundations of health promotion and education
Cottrell, Randall R.
Girvan, James T.,
San Francisco : Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, c2009. 4th ed
Food factors for health promotion
International Conference on Food Factors for Health Promotion (2007 : Tokyo, Japan)
Basel [Switzerland] ; New York : Karger, c2009
Health promotion : a psychosocial approach
Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2008
Dublin : Institute of Public Administration, 2002, (2008).
Practical health promotion
Hubley, John, 1948-
Cambridge : Polity, 2008
Understanding health promotion
South Melbourne, Australia ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Health promotion practice : building empowered communities
Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2007
Johnson, Anne, Ph. D.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Mandle, Carol Lynn.
St. Louis, Mo. ; London : Elsevier Mosby, 2006. 6th ed
Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2006.
Evaluating health promotion : practice and methods
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004. 2nd edition
Health promotion : planning and strategies
London : SAGE, 2004
Rethinking health promotion a global approach
MacDonald, Theodore H. (Theodore Harney), 1933-
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
Emerging theories in health promotion practice and research : strategies for improving public health
DiClemente, Ralph J.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2002. 1st ed
Communicating health : strategies for health promotion
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2007.
Evaluation in a nutshell : a practical guide to the evaluation of health promotion programs
Bauman, Adrian E. (Adrian Ernest)
Sydney ; New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2006
ABC of behaviour change : a guide to successful disease prevention and health promotion
Kerr, Jacqueline, Ph. D.
Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2005
A reader in promoting public health : challenge and controversy
London : SAGE : Open University, 2010. 2nd ed
Mental health and well-being in later life
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2009
Promoting young people's sexual health : international perspectives
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, c2006, (2009).
Work-life balance : policies & initiatives in Irish organisations : a best practice management guide
Cork : Oak Tree Press, 2008
Beyond health insurance public policy to improve health
Bingley : JAI Press, 2008