Health Promotion

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Promotion

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    The module will enable students to explore the concept of health promotion as a mechanism for health and social gain. It will enable them to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide health promotion interventions to individuals and communities. It will be delivered by lecturers, interactive sessions and seminars.Students are expected to develop critical thinking skills and identify opportunities for application to their practice.Students will be expected to read and critique Irish department of health policies, strategies and documentation from a broad perspective.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Critically analyse the concept of health and health promotion.
    2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the key principles of health promotion e.g.education, empowerment, enablement, health promotion in the community, health promotion ethics.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of policy development in health promotion from a national and international perspective.
    4. Critically evaluate a selection of health promotion models and approaches.
    5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the application of the appropriate approaches to different contexts.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.