Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Health and Education
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 x 3000 word project  50%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Resit assignment  All failed elements must be retaken if the students average mark falls below 40%  50%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Suppplementary exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically evaluate the key concepts and models in health education

Critically discuss how the health message is promoted by referring to a wide range of epidemiological studies;

Critically discuss the influences of health education and promotion on society

Critically examine the key roles of: schools, families, health care organization, and industry, to effectively promote health education.

Brief description

The last 20 years has witnessed an on-going debate as to what constitutes the best strategy for improving the health of the nation. Among the issues examined are: key concepts in health education; the influence of diet, exercise and physiological stress on health; indicators to good health; epidemiology and its role in health education; risky behaviours; health education and promotion; factors influencing the health promoting message; the influence of health promotion on society; health and academic performance; and health promotion in schools


Lectures will be based on the following:
Lecture 1: Introduction to Health
Lecture 2: Key concepts and models in health education
Lecture 3: Key concepts and models in health education
Lecture 4: Introduction to health related coursework
Lecture 5: Introduction to health research methodology
Lecture 6: Health related survey: reviewing group progress and key research questions
Lecture 7: Health related survey: reviewing methodology and instruments
Lecture 8: Group discussions
Lecture 9: Key models of health (1)
Lecture 10: Key models of health (2)
Lecture 11: Nutritional disorders
Lecture 12: Key models of health education and review of key models
Lecture 13: Key models of health promotion
Lecture 14: Epidemiology: its role in health education
Lecture 15: Coursework guidance
Lecture 16: Health promoting and review of health promotion initiatives
Lecture 17: Health promoting school (1)
Lecture 18: Health promoting school (2)
Lecture 19: Health related survey: group presentations
Lecture 20: Health and academic performance and module review


This module is at CQFW Level 6