Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Improvement - Level 7 - 7NU512

About this module

All health professionals have a requirement to promote health and this module allows nurses and other health professionals to consider what health and health improvement is, and examine differing approaches to improving health, from taking an individual perspective to a community development approach.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7NU512

Start dates are usually: September and January

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

  • The recent historical background of the health promotion movement and its relevance to current debates in a UK context will be examined.
  • Definitions and meanings of Health, Health Promotion and Health Improvement within the current policy context will be discussed.
  • Socio-medico determinants of health will be examined.
  • The relevance of the World Health Organisation and its impact on the development of health promotion will be introduced.
  • Debate and discussion about models of health promotion.
  • Approaches to health promotion in terms of the individual, the family and the community will be discussed.
  • Barriers to promoting health with the individual, the family and the community will be examined.
  • Discussion on approaches to evaluating health promotion programmes will occur.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via on campus learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk