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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Health Promotion
Module Code NS442
School 38
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Susan Kent
Semester 2: Susan Kent
Autumn: Susan Kent
Module TeachersSusan Kent
Denise Proudfoot
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module will enable students to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills in order to provide health promotion initatives to individuals, family and community in a variety of settings. It will be delivered by lectures, seminars and interactive sessions. 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 health promotion policy and strategy documents.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the concepts of health and health promotion.
2. Debate key principles of health promotion and how they underpin health care delivery to individuals, family and community.
3. Examine health promotion policy development from a national and international perspective.
4. Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of health, lifestyle influences on health, health behaviour and the process of health behaviour change
5. Can recognise opportunities for brief advice and brief interventions for health lifestyle behaviour and demonstrate effective integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes in the delivery of brief interventions

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture30Interactive lectures with some application of health promotion practices
Independent Study95Self study and preparation of assignment
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

Concepts of health and health promotion

Historical perspectives on health promotion

The development of healthy public policy at a national and international level

Health promotion models and approaches

Population based approaches to health promotion

Health promotion approaches at the level of the individual

Inequalities in health and health promotion

The role of the nurse in health promotion

Awareness of health behaviour and the process of health behaviour change

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activityn/a10%n/a
Digital ProjectDevelopment of a poster20%n/a
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: 2016, Foundations for Health Promotion, 4th, Elsevier, London,
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Date of Last Revision29-FEB-12

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