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CDH623   Health Promotion by Distance Learning   (15 credits)

Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Pre Uni Qualification   Yes, first degree, computer literacy, basic numeracy


Health Promotion attempts to enable people to take control over and improve their own health. It builds on knowledge from behavioural science that individual behaviour and health are determined by the social, physical and economic environment. This module will consider the nature of health promotion from a global perspective, the associated ideological dilemmas, current understanding of individual and group behaviours, methods of promoting health and the evaluation of health promotion. The module will use the 5 key principles within the Ottawa Charter applied to health promotion as a framework. Case studies will be used to give students practical examples of health promotion in different countries.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 96.0
Lecture 20.0
Problem Solving 4.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S2

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2020-21. Details will be available from the academic department.