|Delivery length / details
|10 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|3000 word assignment
|2 Hours Exam 1 x 2 hour examination. An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision.
|3000 word assignment All failed elements must be retaken if the students average mark falls below 40%
|2 Hours Exam An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision.
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.
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
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
|Application of Number
|Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources. Analysis of data in group project.
|Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures. Spoken communication throughout activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks encourage improved performance.
|Written assignments should be word-processed.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Not developed in this module.
|An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
|Research is required for the main assessments.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work. Collaboration to undertake group project.
This module is at CQFW Level 6