Health Promotion 2
- Course Number
- 5800 (Health Promotion)
- Course Instructor(s)
- Erica Di Ruggiero
The course will operate at two levels:
- 1. At the broadest level, the course will provide students with a variety of conceptual and operational/practical resources, tools, frameworks, etc. that will help them in making best practice decisions in planning of interventions in health promotion practice;
- 2. At the more specific level, the course will focus on a variety of approaches, strategies, and processes and their contributions to best practices in planning health promotion interventions.
- Introductory lectures and discussions (weeks 1-4): devoted to an overview of health, health promotion, decision-making and best practices in health promotion;
- Exploration of the theoretical and evidence bases, and practical applications of individual and social-environment approaches, in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions (weeks 5-13); and
- Student presentations: Throughout the course students (or groups of students) will make presentations related to:
- Selected textbook chapters;
- Required/recommended journal articles; and
- Required preparatory exercises. Their selected issue/problems, and their progress in analysing their chosen interventions/responses.
- To increase students’ ability to make decisions about the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions, based on the principles of best practices in health promotion;
- To increase students’ understanding of the defining characteristics of health promotion;
- To enhance students’ skills related to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion interventions;
- To increase students’ ability to apply best practice decision-making principles and strategies to concrete health-related issues and problems, in particular:
a. To increase students’ understanding of the principles underlying best practice decision-making in the planning of interventions in health promotion practice;
b. To increase students’ understanding of the contributions of theory, evidence, and values in the planning of interventions in health promotion practice; and
c. To increase students’ understanding and implementation of the range of strategies available in the planning of interventions in health promotion practice.