PHPS40300 Health Promotion

Academic Year 2022/2023

Health Promotion may be defined as the process by which individuals are enabled to take control of their health. This series charts the development of health promotion over the last two decades, including landmark influences such as the Ottawa charter (WHO 1986). Theoretical and methodological issues are explored with up to date information on good practice in the field. The module covers: Basic concepts and principles of health and health promotion; Health Promotion planning, implementation and evaluation; Applying Health Promotion approaches in different settings; Health in all policies; and Ethics.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students will:
Apply the basic concepts and principles which underpin Health Promotion and psychosocial determinants of health.
Distinguish the different requirements of Health Promotion in contrasting settings.
Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current findings to identify needs of key populations and prioritise health strategies.
Synthesise the evidence for effective public health interventions for key population groups incorporating health promotion principles.

Indicative Module Content:

Introduction. Concepts of Health and Principles of Health Promotion.
Models of Health Promotion; HP Practice
HP Planning
HP in HSE and Community
Settings based HP Schools, Cities, Hospitals, Workplace
Theories of change
Health in all Policies
HP Advocacy
Health Literacy
Ethics in HP

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Group work
Practical and class based learning

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: In class work Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Group Project: Health promotion plan propoal Week 8 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Introdudction to Behaviour Change Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Assignment: Presentation of Health Issue Week 4 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given on an initial group draft. After the group assignment, overall feedback will be provided and individual on request

Name Role
Assoc Professor Mary Codd Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Celine Murrin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Carla Perrotta Lecturer / Co-Lecturer