Health Promotion
Course code:



11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This module provides students with a clear understanding of the complexity of health promotion.

This module aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the complexity of health promotion and the variety of interventions and approaches used for promoting health. In addition, the module will explore factors influencing health at both the individual and structural levels.

Course detail

This module is designed in a way so that it can suit anyone seeking to build upon and/or develop their in-depth understanding of the theories and principles of health promotion and their applications to practice.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Evaluate a range of determinants of health and illness, and understand the interaction between these.
  • Analyse different approaches through which health could be promoted and describe how different models of health underpin health promotion practice.
  • Assess the need for and the effectiveness of a range of evaluation strategies in the promotion of health.
  • Apply a theoretical mapping to health promotion work and identify how different approaches relate to a different epistemology.

How will this course be taught

Spring term: Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 3


  • Coursework 1: 3500 word essay (100% of module mark).