Promoting Health in Practice 5 credits at SCQF 11

1. Overview

This module will increase your critical awareness of the principal concepts of health improvement and the range of approaches used in practice.

This will be relevant to the role of the health professional in promoting health and wellbeing and preventing adverse effects on health and wellbeing.

2. What you will study

  • The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
  • Underlying principles for health promotion practice
  • Current challenges and global context
  • Multidisciplinary and partnership approaches
  • Skills for promoting health
  • Social determinants of health and health inequalities
  • The values base for health promotion
  • Perspectives on health professional values in practice
  • Health promotion in the role of the professional.

3. How you will learn

You will learn through a mix of online lectures, interactive group work and self-guided study. Attendance at the University is therefore not required.

All modules are credit rated and can be worth 5, 10, 15 or 30 credit points. This equates to the number of study hours required within the module, for example 50 hours for 5 credit points, 300 hours for 30 credit points. The SCQF modules can range from level 7 (undergraduate) through to level 11 (Masters) on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF). You can undertake individual modules or build them up to gain an exit award.

Find out more on progression and the framework on the SCQF website.


The module will be assessed by either a piece of critical writing or an audio video presentation.

4. Entry Requirements

This is an on-line distance learning module suitable for those working in the key areas of health, health improvement, community health partnerships local authorities, social care and the voluntary sectors. Typically you will have a degree, plus one year's experience.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, should have either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL. 

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

  • £240 .

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

  • £230 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

  • £220 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £210 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £205 .


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

Please complete the application form and forward it to

Health Sciences CPD Application Form 2015-16 (DOC 230KB)

7. Prospects

After successfully completing this module, you could progress to other modules or apply to join the Masters programme.

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5 credits at SCQF 11

Course Length

8 weeks

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic School
School of Health Sciences
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