Module Identifier ED31420  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Malcolm Thomas  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Assignment: 2,500 words50%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 

Learning outcomes

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

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.



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.


This module is at CQFW Level 6