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BSc Public Health (Distance/Blended Learning) / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Health Promotion Y1
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will explore what we mean by health promotion including the history and theories that underpin health promotion policies and practice. We will explore the importance of health promotion in public health practice and learn how it improves population health and wellbeing.
The unit aims to: develop the students’ basic understanding of health promotion, including the history of health promotion and the theories that underpin health promotion.
|Category of outcome||Students will be able to:|
|Knowledge and understanding|| |
A1 Understand how the history of health promotion is used to inform professional practice and decision making.
A2 Understand the strengths and limitations of traditional concepts of health promotion theory and methods, and how these relate to their own work or profession.
|Intellectual skills||B1 Identify and evaluate the evidence required for health promotion policy and practice|
|Practical skills|| |
C1 Find existing sources of evidence relevant to clinical and non-clinical health questions.
C2 Be able to critically appraise common research designs and assess the published literature.
|Transferable skills and personal qualities|| |
D1 Reflect on health promotion principles and applications
D2 Develop communication skills to implement health promotion interventions
- Introduction to Health Promotion
- Health Promotion Theories and models
- Introduction to Health Promotion Policy
- Introduction to Health Promotion Methods
- Health Promotion across the lifecourse
- Health Promotion in a Variety of Settings
- Health Promotion and under-served groups
- Health promotion in LMICs
- The future of health promotion (UK and Global)
- The future of health promotion
Teaching and learning methods
The majority of the course will be through elearning which will include required and additional learning, self-tests and discussion boards. There will be 5 webinars that will be recorded to allow synchronous and asynchronous learning.
- Analytical skills
- Oral communication
- Written communication
|Formative assessment task||Length||Feedback method||Weighting within unit|
|Discussion boards||N/A||Written feedback||0%|
|Online quizzes||N/A||Automatic feedback||0%|
|Summative assessment task||Length||Feedback method||Weighting within unit|
|Recorded presentation of a health promotion topic||10 minutes||Written feedback||100%|
- Students will receive written feedback from tutors on the recorded presentation of a critical appraisal of a peer-reviewed publication
- Students will receive written feedback from peers via a discussion board task
- Students will receive automated feedback when they complete the online quizzes
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Helen Davidson||Unit coordinator|
For every 20 course unit credits we expect students to work for around 200 hours. This time generally includes any contact times (online, recorded and live), but also independent study, work for coursework, and group work. This amount is only a guidance and individual study time will vary.