20 credits at level HE6
Examining the concepts and principles of health promotion;
Helping health care practitioners contribute to the development of effective health promotion initiatives within their own professional setting.
The module presents the opportunity for students to make reference to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH 2004), enabling students to identify reflect and gather evidence of their progression through the dimensions and levels outlined in the document.
Definitions of health, the medical model, lay beliefs and cultural health beliefs
Determinants of health, explanations of health inequalities
Sources of health information, concepts of need, needs assessment
Ethical principles and philosophical issues in health promotion
Theory of health promotion, models and approaches
Partnerships for health, intersectoral collaboration.
Contemporary agenda in public health and health promotion
Settings approach to health promotion
Lecture-Workshops: Sessions initiated by the tutor supported by video and other case-studies are developed through seminar groups. Of the 200 notional hours devoted to this, 30 will be classroom based, 50 will be a consolidation of this and 120 will be assignment based work.
The assessment will take the form of a 5000 word report and seminar presentations.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Define health and examine the the different concepts of health||Display application and understanding of the different concepts of health and its relvance in health promotion.|
|2.||Examine the range of factors influencing health differences in the population||Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, social and environmental variables influencing the health of the individual, the family and the community|
|3.||Examine the sources and approaches for measuring health and the definition and assessment of health need.||Display justification for the approach adopted to measure health and define need|
|4.||Examine and utilise theoretical models of health promotion in the planning and evaluation of interventions.||Display justification within the planning and evaluation of an intervention to meet an indentified health need.|
|5.||Critically appraise and examine the key ethical principles in health promtion.||Display an understanding of the key ethical principles in health promotion and application in practice.|
|6.||Analyse the contemporary agenda for public health and health promotion, identifying their contribution in practice||Display an understanding of the current political, professional and cultural climate influencing health promotion.|
|7.||Critically appraise partenerships, teams, interprofessional and inter-sectoral working.||Display articulation of team,interprofessional and intersectoral working|
|8.||Critically evalute the settings which can promote health||Display an understanding of the settings approach to heath promotion, and their contribution to health|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 5000 word report. The report will outline a proposal for a planned and evaluated health promotion intervention to address an identified health need with a target group in the practice setting.||seminar presentation A problem based learning approach will be utilised to examine 1 The contemporary agenda for public health and health promotion 2 An exploration of the opportunities for collaborative working in health promotion. 3An exploration of the workplace as a setting for health promotion|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Naidoo J and Wills J (1994) Health Promotion: Foundations for Practice, Bailliere and
Katz J and Peberdy A (1997) (eds) Promoting Health: Knowledge and Practice, MacMillan and Open University and Basingstoke.
Siddell M et al (1997) (eds) Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health: A Reader, MacMillan and Open University, Basingstoke.
Tones, K. & Green, J (2004) Health Promotion Planning and Strategies. London Sage Publications
Ewles E and Simnett I (1999) Promoting Health: A Practical Guide (4th Ed), Bailliere and Tindall, London.
Department of Health (1998) Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation, Department of Health, London.
Also Health Education Web Site: www.hea.org.uk/
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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