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Unit Code: HPM601

Unit Name: Principles of Health Promotion

Description: This course entails holistic (physical, mental, social) approaches to health promotion and disease prevention and outlines practical theories that underpin behavioral change at an individual, group and community level. This course will also cover effective communication techniques and approaches to the planning, development and evaluation of health promotion programmes in the students’ programme area. There are four units of study: • Unit 1: Introduction to Health Promotion • Unit 2: Key Models and Strategies for Health Promotion • Unit 3: Health Promotion in Practice • Unit 4: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion programmes As well as learning the underpinning theories and principles, students will be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through practical assessment strategies including the development of a health promotion plan.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. describe the history and development of health promotion, key theories, inequalities and inequities in health, concepts and principles of health promotion. 2. outline the determinants of health (biological, behavioural and socio-environmental) and implications for health promotion practice. 3. apply health promotion theories and models of behaviour change, models and multi-strategic interventions approaches. 4. review effective culturally appropriate health promotion, effective partnerships, and cultural competence. 5. explain evidenced based approaches to planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programmes. 6. generate a health promotion plan for a specific setting.

Prerequisite: HPM501 & HPM 504

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 1