|Module Title||HEALTH AND EDUCATION|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Malcolm Thomas|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours|
|Assignment||1 assignment of approximately 2, 500 words||50%|
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.
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.
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