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Summary

This module addresses in an in-depth, critical manner, the determinants of health and how these can be addressed by the disciplines of health promotion and public health. Key theoretical and professional perspectives are explored. Outcomes of these disciplines are critically analysed through an examination of key health psychology theory.

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About

Public health is “The science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society” (Faculty of Public Health 2010). Hence, public health is at the forefront of tackling the determinants that influence health and contribute to health inequalities. This module provides the basis for the study of health promotion and public health. A critical review of the concept of health, key principles and theories will enable students to evaluate the appropriateness of a range of approaches and methods for promoting health and enabling behaviour change in a variety of contexts. The role of health promotion and public health practitioners as advocates for public health will be evaluated. Assessment is by coursework.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.

Linked programmes

PgCert/PgDip/MSc Health Promotion and Public Health, MSc Physical Activity and Public Health, MSc Physical Activity

Assessment

100% Coursework

Attendance

Module runs over a 12 week period in total. All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance (where applicable). Attendance will be monitored at the University and Employers are informed of all absences.

Module may also be available at Magee Campus if numbers permit.

Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements
  • Hold a degree in Nursing or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact module co-ordinator.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply

Apply

SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

COMMISSIONED PLACES
Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

How to apply

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£430.00

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2016/17 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing. http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2016-17/

Contact

CONTACT MODULE CO-ORDINATOR:

Dr Karen Casson

E: k.casson@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 8293

CONTACT FACULTY OFFICE:

E: facljn@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6098