Health Promotion 10

A new module has been developed in order to promote shared learning between ‘Nursing and Physiotherapy’ and ‘Public Health’ within the new School of Health and Population Sciences. The module will enable students undertaking our programmes and students undertaking the Masters in Public Health to share their learning in order to examine; critically; health promotion theory; research; policy and practice. The new module will be relevant to the practice of all health care professionals; but particularly those with an interest in preventive health.

Health promotion is an important aspect of the work of all healthcare professionals, and central to the work of practitioners working in public health and primary care, in particular. This module enables you to analyse, critically, health promotion policy, research, methods and strategies. Indicative content will include:

  • The scope of health promotion: local, national, international.
  • Health promotion theories, models and strategies.
  • Changing behaviour.
  • Mental health promotion.
  • Patient and citizen participation within health promotion.
  • Collaboration, partnerships, joint working and community development
  • Ethics, ideologies, power and politics within health promotion.
  • Assessment, planning and evaluation within health promotion.
  • Commissioning and purchasing health promotion.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Critically discuss health promotion policy, theories and research
  • Consider and evaluate health promotion priorities, strategies and methods used with individuals, groups, partnerships and communities
  • Critically analyse issues of power, ethics and politics within health promotion policy and practice


10 credits

Module Dates


12 – 16 May


The assessment of the module involves: An essay of 2000 words.

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator:

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 3126

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

The Home/EU module fee for 2013/14 is £285, the overseas fee is £733.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

For further information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator