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Health Promotion

Course Details

Course/Module Code





24-25 Non-Accredited 15 credits



24-25 Accredited 15 credits



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Careers/further study

This course can contribute towards:

  • MSc Environmental Health Studies
  • PGCert/PGDip Environmental Health
  • PGCert, PGDip or MSc in Public Health.


The module syllabus typically includes the following:

  • Philosophical, theoretical and political perspectives on health promotion; emphasis upon the socio-ecological model of health promotion and the WHO healthy settings approach..
  • Theoretical and practical perspectives on community organisation, empowerment, participation, collective action and community development.
  • Values, attitudes and beliefs; the cultural context of health behaviour and risk; personal and social responsibility; choice; empowerment and participation.
  • Behaviour change theories, models and approaches.
  • The WHO healthy settings approach.
  • Health promotion planning and evaluation.
  • Communication theories and practices; social marketing and media advocacy.

Course Director

Dr Jo White


On successful completion of this 15 credit level 7 Health Promotion module, you will be able to access, synthesise, critically analyse and apply knowledge and understanding of:

  • the theoretical, philosophical and political foundations of health promotion
  • health promotion approaches and practices: models and interventions
  • political and ethical dimensions of health promotion
  • the value of health promotion in tackling inequalities
  • personal and social responsibility in relation to health behaviour
  • the relationship between health promotion and public health
  • he value and role of partnerships in health promotion

You will also acquire skills in using website development software to create an online health promotion resource.

Learning and Teaching

Classroom based teaching comprises a mix of lectures, workshops and seminars, which include student-centred active learning techniques.

Technology Enhanced Learning supplements taught sessions in the form of essential and supplementary online learning materials (via Blackboard). TEL workshops are programmed to prepare students for a web-based assessment. Module support is provided via Blackboard and via a programme Blog site.. Podcasts and videos are uploaded to Blackboard to support taught input.

Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Get a feel for the Health Professions facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.


+44 (0)117 32 81158


15 credit level 7 module

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