Promoting Health in Practice

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11
Promoting Health in Practice 5 SCQF credits | level 11

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.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

To be confirmed

Course Length

8 weeks
  • 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

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

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

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

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 (Master's) 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 



The students are assessed by project outputs.


 Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

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Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


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



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. 


Course fees: £270

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



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