20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Health promotion is the process of enabling people to take control of, and improve, their own health (WHO, 2014). Effective health promotion has the potential to help address the burden of chronic disease and widening health inequalities across the globe. This year one undergraduate unit will introduce students to a range of contemporary issues in health promotion including the politics and policy of health promotion, community engagement and power, health inequality, health literacy and ethical dilemmas in health promotion. Students will mobilise their learning to design and create a health promotion resource (e.g. poster, infographic, leaflet, game) which tackles a pressing health issue of their choice. They will accompany their resource with a rationale which describes the importance of the health issue, the specific aim and target audience of their resource, a rationale for the content and design and an exploration of how the resource is informed by attention to the contemporary issues outlined above.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK