For students from a variety of backgrounds including school teaching, nursing, medicine, dentistry, NHS and local authority health education and health promotion services and voluntary agencies. To develop and enhance knowledge, understanding and critical reflection on theories and ideologies central to the notion of health, and appreciation of the social influences and context of health and health related practice. To develop awareness of modern social theory and the relationship between health and society. It will also help you explore what it might mean to be engaged in health promotion at the level of policy, practice or research.
The four core taught modules are:
- Health: Concepts & Theories;
- The Social Context of Health;
- Values, Ethics & Public Health;
- Research Methods.
There is also a special study taught module on Health Promotion: Professional Perspectives.
Students also need to complete a dissertation by independent supervised study.
Dr Peter Duncan
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two to six years PT, September to September.
Students report that the programme has assisted them to reflect on their role or potential role in Health Promotion.
Year of entry 2013