Welcome to the Health Promotion for Public Health I module.
This module was created to help prepare individuals in the fields of health and welfare to gain an understanding of the concepts and practice of Health Promotion. We hope that you will find the materials relevant to your work situation and useful in developing your skills as a health promoter. This module also consolidates many of the concepts and principles that you have learnt throughout the course. You will find that we have not gone into depth with some aspects such as community participation (which is very important in Health Promotion) because you have already learnt about it in one of your other modules.
Health Promotion is an important skill area for Public Health professionals. This Health Promotion module thus forms one of the core modules for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. The module covers six main areas, aimed at providing you with an insight into the concepts, history and applications of Health Promotion.
This module is designed for self-study or flexible learning which enables you to work through the study sessions at your own pace. This also allows you to explore the material to whatever depth you prefer, and to skip parts with which you are already familiar. The module invites a range of learning activities including reading, analysis, reflection and application of new concepts, theories and models to your own work context as well as observation and practice.
The introductory pages which follow provide you with an overview of the Module, its outcomes, assignments as well as the sources from which you can expect support and assistance. Take the time to look through this section before you begin studying – taking particular note of the assignment and its requirements.
The assignments must be submitted during the course of this module; the portfolio must be submitted by the end of your PG Diploma programme which may be at the end of Year 1 or 2 of study, depending on your chosen pace of study. You need to work consistently on the portfolio, as it is an important component of your learning, but will hopefully also provide you with a helpful addition to your curriculum vitae. There is more about the portfolio in this section.
We hope that you will give us feedback on your experience of the study sessions in this module. An evaluation form will be sent to you on completion of your final assignment.