Full Title:Health Promotion in Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLST N8145
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The module is intended to equip students with a critical understanding of behaviour change and the factors that impact on it. A further aim is provide students with the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practical health promotional activities activities.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use health promotion theories to explain behaviour change.
  2. Apply theories of behaviour change.
  3. Create health promotion materials.
  4. Plan a health promotion campaign.
  5. Assess ethical issues as they apply to health promotion.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theoretical approaches to motivation and behaviour change
Theory of Planned Behaviour, Health Belief Model, Protection motivation Theory,Transtheoretical Model, Self-Determination Theory; role of self-efficacy; relationship between beliefs and behaviour.
Applying theory to changing attitudes and behaviour
Volitional approaches (e.g. implementation intentions); psychology of persuasion; message framing; communication to support motivation and behaviour change; the role of social context.
Health in context
Use of epidemiological evidence in assessing disease states in populations. Structural and political influences on health.
Applied Health Promotion
Ethics of Health Promotion; Planning and evaluating health promotion; Models of Health Promotion.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Continuous Assessment. Students will submit a Health Promotion in Practice Project. 1,2,4,5 80.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation Students will present their health promotion materials. 3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
100% Continuous Assessment. Students will submit a Health Promotion in Practice Project.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Online Contact No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 70.00 Once per semester 4.67
Independent Study No Description 70.00 Once per semester 4.67
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Marks, D., Murray, M., Evans, B. & Estacio, E.V. 2012, Health Psychology: Theory, Research & Practice, 3 Ed., Sage London [ISBN: 1848606222]
  • Naidoo, J. and Wills, J. 2009, Foundations of health promotion, 3 Ed., Ballière Tindall, Elsevier Edinburgh, London, New York [ISBN: 0702029653]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ogden, J. 2012, Health Psychology, 5 Ed., Open University Press London [ISBN: 0335243835]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 5 Mandatory
DK_NHAPA_8X7 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (Exit Award) 5 Mandatory