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Health Promotion (Distance Learning)

Course Details

Course/Module Code





19-20 Accredited 15 credits



Course Dates

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For this module, you must undertake one assignment with a controlled conditions element. The assignment assesses all of the module's Learning Outcomes.

All assignment details are published on the module's Blackboard site on commencement of the module.

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • PGCert/PGDip/MSc Environmental Health
  • MSc Environmental Health Studies


  • 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.


On successful completion of this 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.
  • The 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

Teaching is delivered in the format of online lectures, as audio podcasts or video capture, using appropriate software (e.g. Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint, etc.), online seminars and other web-based activities.

Online seminar activities engage student-centred active learning techniques using online, Blackboard based discussion platforms (e.g. Collaborate or equivalent) and blogs.

Essential, indicative and supplementary online learning materials and resources are also provided via Blackboard, with links to online library resources.


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