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Undergraduate Course: Health Promotion Practice (NUST10034)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaNursing Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course critically examines current approaches in health promotion and in particular will consider needs assessment, appraising the evidence for effective interventions, systematic approach to health promotion planning, and evaluating health promotion programmes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Nursing 1 (NUST08001) AND Health and Society 1A (NUST08002) AND Health and Society 1B (NUST08003) AND Nursing 2 (NUST08006) AND Health and Society 2A (NUST08004) AND Health and Society 2B (NUST08005) OR ( Health and Society 1A (NUST08002) AND Health and Society 2A (NUST08004))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs no
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To develop:
- a critical awareness of the relationship between the theory and practice of health promotion
- the ability to develop core health promotion practice competencies in relation to needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a health event
- the ability to apply theory to practice in the context of an actual health promoting event.
Assessment Information
Assessment is in two parts:
Group assessment of the planning, implementation and evaluation of a health event within the University setting (30%)

An individual student report of the processes involved in planning, implementation and evaluation of the health event based on critical reflection. 3,000 words (70%).

Part 1
Students will be required to work together to organise and stage a health event. Students will be assessed as a group. Marks will be awarded in relation to both the planning process and the outcome of the event.

Part 2
This assessment is in the form of a critical reflective course paper of the processes involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the health event. The reflective log can be be included as an appendix to the critical reflective course paper.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description The course is designed to complement the theoretical foundations of health promotion that the students achieved in Health and Society 1A and Health and Society 2A. The course develops the core competencies of health promotion practice: needs assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programmes.
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Tones K, Green J (2004) Health Promotion Planning and Strategies. London, Sage.

Earle S, Lloyd C, Sidell M, Spurr S. (2007) Theory and research in promoting public health. London, Sage with the Open University
Tones K, Tilford, S., (2001), Health education: effectiveness, efficiency & equity. London, Chapman Hall

Ewles. L., Simnett, I., (2003) Promoting Health: a practical guide. London, Scutari Press.

Thorogood M, Coombes Y(2001) Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods. Oxford, Oxford University Press
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Edward Donaghy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3922
Email: Eddie.Donaghy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889
Email: Kirsty.Gardner@ed.ac.uk
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