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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Nursing and Health Promotion
Module Code NS408
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Module TeachersSheelagh Wickham
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Essay A prescribed topic on health promotion

INACTIVE - This module will enable the student to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills in order to provide health promotion interventions to individuals and communities in a variety of settings. It will be delivered by lecturers, seminars and interactive lectures.Students will be encouraged to develop knowledge and skill in their area of interest by exploring a range of relevant topics. Students will be expected to read and critique Irish department of health policies, strategies and documentation from a broad perspective.They will be expected to develop critical thinking skills.This module will encourage students to become self directed learners through participation in group work, library access and critical reflection skills.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the concept of health and health promotion.
2. Debate key principles of health promotion and how they underpin health care delivery to the individual, family and community.
3. Examine the concept of policy development in health promotion from a national and international perspective.
4. Discuss the impact of using various approaches and models of health promotion to underpin health care delivery.
5. Appraise the contribution of epidemiology to health promotion.
6. Critique the role of the nurse in meeting the health promotion needs of different client groups.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Lecturers/ interactive sessions
Seminars2Group activities
Assignment Completion12Essay
Independent Study87Reading/ lecture notes and self directed study
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities


Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Naidoo, J and Wills, J: 2009, Foundations for Health Promotion, 3rd, Bailliere Tindall, London,
  • Ryan, D, McNamara Mannix, P and Deasy, C: 2006, Health Promotion in Ireland, 1st, Gill and Macmillan, Dublin,
Other Resources

500, www.dohc.ie, Department of Health and Children, 0, Health Publications, Dublin,
Programme or List of Programmes
NUBNS in Nursing
Date of Last Revision02-JUN-10

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