Undergraduate Course: Health Promotion Practice (NUST10034)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Nursing Studies
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- 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 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%).
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.
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.
||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.
||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
|Course organiser||Mr Edward Donaghy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3922
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889