Health Promotion 2


Course Number
CHL5803H
Series
5800 (Health Promotion)
Format
Lecture
Course Instructor(s)
Charlotte Lombardo

Course Description

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.

Class Format:

  • 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.

Course Objectives

Course Goals:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • No pre-requisites.Only open to Health Promotion Program students