Promoting and influencing health, NU3318 Short Course

Promoting and influencing health, NU3318 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 12 x 1 hour chatrooms over 12 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: 2020 course dates are displayed opposite.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course dates:

14/01/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
21/01/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
28/01/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
04/02/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
11/02/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
18/02/20 – reading week
25/02/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
03/03/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)
10/03/20 – 6-7pm (Elearn)

Course Content

(20 credits at level 6)

The aim of the module is to develop the student’s ability to influence the health of their patients and communities. This will be achieved through exploration of various issues, dilemmas and innovations in health promotion and education. Students will be encouraged to review different health promoting activities and topics, along with how these are communicated.

The module begins with what it means to be healthy, how health is interpreted and the concepts of health promotion and education. Students will review health messages using different mediums, how they are delivered and received. Health information available via the media, internet, in the community and clinical settings will be explored and their impact evaluated. Consideration will be given to cultural implications of the topics and issues under discussion. Relevant health promotion and clinical research will be used to support the discussions. Topical examples will be reviewed to identify how messages are changed or interpreted differently by individuals and groups. Heath information for users and or carers such as patient network web sites will be discussed as appropriate to identifying differing perspectives. Students will focus on one health topic of interest to them and develop health promotional information for a specific client or group, examining the theory and evidence that supports the message format, delivery and content.

Learning Environment & Assessment

20 minute presentation and 1,500-2,000 word essay

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-8

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839