Health Promotion for Public Health I

Welcome to the Health Promotion for Public Health I module.

This module was created to help prepare individuals in the fields of health and welfare to gain an understanding of the concepts and practice of Health Promotion. We hope that you will find the materials relevant to your work situation and useful in developing your skills as a health promoter. This module also consolidates many of the concepts and principles that you have learnt throughout the course.

Health Promotion is an important skill area for Public Health professionals. This Health Promotion module thus forms one of the core modules for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. The module covers six main areas, aimed at providing you with an insight into the concepts, history and applications of Health Promotion.

This module is designed for self-study or flexible learning which enables you to work through the study sessions at your own pace. This also allows you to explore the material to whatever depth you prefer, and to skip parts with which you are already familiar. The module invites a range of learning activities including reading, analysis, reflection and application of new concepts, theories and models to your own work context as well as observation and practice.

Module Registration Number: SPH733
First published 2010
This edition published 2018
Writing Team: Suraya Mohamed, Ruth Stern, Nandipha Matshanda
Editors: Barbara Hutton, Nandipha Matshanda
License: Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike License

Click below to download the different units of the module guide.

Health Promotion for Public Health I Introduction
Health Promotion for Public Health I Unit 1
Health Promotion for Public Health I Unit 2
Health Promotion for Public Health I Unit 3
Health Promotion for Public Health I Unit 4
Health Promotion for Public Health I Unit 5
Health Promotion for Public Health I Unit 6

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