Module Identifier ED31420  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Malcolm Thomas  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment Assignment   2,500 words   50%  
  Exam   3 Hours   50%  
  Resit assessment   All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.    

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.

Aims of the module

Learning outcomes

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


Reading Lists

BOWLING, A. (1991) Measuring Health: A review of quality of life measurement scales. Milton Keynes: Open University Press
DINES, A and CRIBB, A (eds). (1993) Health promotion concepts and practice.. Blackwell Scientific Publications.
DOWNIE, R S, FYFE, Carol and TANNAHILL, Andrew. (1990) Health Promotion Models and Values.. Oxford: Open University Press
HMSO. (1992) The health of the nation: a strategy for health in England.. London: HMSO

KEIRLE, K and THOMAS, M. (2000) The influence of school health education programmes on the knowledge and behaviour of school children towards nutrition and health.. Research in Science and Technological Education, 18(2), 173-190.
THOMAS, M, BENTON, D, KEIRLE, K and PEARSALL, R. (2000) An investigation into the factors that prevent secondary schools becoming health promoting.. The Welsh Journal of Education, 9(1), 64-77

THOMAS, M, BENTON, D, KEIRLE, K and PEARSALL, R. (1998) A review of the health promoting status of secondary schools in Wales and England.. Health Promotion International, 13(2), 121-129.