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 Interdisciplinary Health Promotion


Overview & purpose

The purpose of this course is to equip the students with the basic knowledge and skills in understanding the concepts of health promotion. These concepts are applied in a particular setting, i.e. a school in a low socio-economic community. Students are expected to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion projects in the school. The health promoting schools framework is used to guide students. Students spend 50% of the course time in the community and 50% is spent on campus

Specific Outcomes

1. Understand the main approaches to health promotion and that health promotion requires not only individual behaviour change but also social, political and environmental changes that address the underlying causes of ill-health.

2. Apply the principles and approaches of the health promoting schools framework and to use this framework when planning and implementing a health promotion project in the schools.

3. Analyse the impact of the media and research on health promotion strategies.

4. Critically reflect on their community-based learning experience.

5. Demonstrate skills and professional conduct such as punctuality, participation and attendance when working in interdisciplinary groups and at the schools.

Download IHP Course Material 2017


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