Module Identifier ED31410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Malcolm Thomas  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   50%  
  Assignment   1 assignment of approximately 2, 500 words   50%  
Further details  

Brief description
This module examines strategies for promoting good health in society through health education and considers their effectiveness. It focuses in particular on the roles played by the family, the school, healthcare organisations and industry in health education.

Aims of the module
This module examines strategies for promoting good health and seeks to:

The lectures are based on the following topics:

The turorials / seminars provide opportunities for students to investigate and discuss themes from the lectures in greater detail.

Further Notes
The last 20 years has witnessed an on-going debate on the best strategy for improving the health of the nation. This is reflected in the considerable volume of discussion papers, proposals and guidelines on health issues which have appeared. Research studies have demonstrated a correlation between diet and academic performance, highlighting the importance of correct guidance for young people on a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Reading Lists
Dines, A and Cribb, A (eds). (1993) Health Promotion Concepts and Practice. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications
Dowie, R.S., Fyfe, C. and Tabbahill, A.. (1993) Health Promotion Models and Values. Oxford: Oxford Medical Publications
HMSO. (1992) The Health of the Nation: a Strategy for Health in England. London: HMSO