AC6744 - Health Promotion

What will I learn on this module?

On this Year 1 semester 2 level 6 module you will explore public health from within your current nursing context. You will come to appreciate that public health may require nurses to work with individuals, families, communities and professionals from a range of disciplines within and outside the health sector. To achieve this you will critically analyse the roles of different professionals so that you understand how this can strengthen your patient-centred care and support your delivery of health improvement projects relevant to your area of practice.

This module aims to develop understanding of fundamental public health concepts as applied to nursing; critical awareness of key public health issues relevant to your context; and consolidate assessment, communication, including solution focused therapy, multi-professional team working, and evaluation skills relevant to nurses.

On this module you will explore the following topic areas:

• The role of nurses in public health
• Research the information you need to describe the health status of your service population and profile their health needs.
• Screening for health improvement
• The importance of multidisciplinary working to support public health
• The importance of patients, families and carers involvement to support health improvement
• Consider how clinical audit can identify ways of improving services or patient outcomes to improve health.
• The practical application of health promotion approaches
• The role of the nurse in advocacy and solution focused therapy in promoting health and wellbeing. This will support people to make healthy choices, reduce health inequalities, and prevent people dying prematurely.

How will I learn on this module?

Varied evidence-based learning and teaching approaches will be used that recognise and support different learning styles: they will include face-to-face, self-managed and electronic learning.

Face-to-face learning will include lectures that will be paired with exploratory seminars. A scenario-based approach will be utilised. For example, practice-based scenarios will be used to develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary team working and different professional roles to enable you to strengthen your patient-centred care. The seminars will develop a range of transferable skills using an enquiry-based learning approach. These skills will include cognitive brainstorming and concept mapping; presentation and exploration of material; sharing perspectives; and working with others.

The module also encourages you to take responsibility for your own learning. Self-managed learning will include private study of indicative reading, use of extensive library provision, enquiry-based learning, and electronic learning.

Blackboard Ultra will provide a range of learning objects such as web links, journal pdf documents, quizzes, video and audio material, and PowerPoint presentations of the module’s key lectures. Scenario-based collaborative exercises will be used to simulate multi-professional working. In addition, the electronic reading lists will highlight to you the texts that will be of use in supporting your journey on this module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Academic support of your learning will be provided by the module team. The module team will provide support that aims to promote your academic development as an enquiry-based, problem-solving learner. These skills are considered important because they are directly transferable to your role to public health practice. During the module seminars and practical workshops your peers on the programme will also be able to provide you with feedback and support as many of the activities aim to facilitate sharing and discussion with one another.

The module team will support the development of your own unique concept map which you will present for your formative and summative assessments. Your concept map will chart your learning as your journey from the beginning of the module through to your formative and then summative presentations. Scenario based seminars will provide you with ongoing supported opportunities to develop your concept maps. You will also develop your maps as part of your self-managed learning.

From the start of the module the process of developing your concept map will be supported by a seminar, a video cast on Blackboard Ultra, and a guidance booklet that will describe concept mapping in relation to your formative and summative assignment requirements. Your formative assessment will require you to present your evidence-based concept map to your peers. They will provide you with formative feedback on how you can refine your map’s academic content, its visual clarity and your verbal presentation. Your summative presentation will be submitted as a video recording for assessment and moderation purposes and for your own learning. You can write prompts or a script to support your formative and summative presentations. This script is for your own use and will not be assessed. The summative presentation will be allowed a maximum of 20 minutes.

You will be granted membership of the Northumbria University Library that includes a 24/7 service catering for all your learning needs. Library membership will also give you access to academic skills development packages, accessed on-line, called Skills Plus. Kaplan in Singapore also provide library facilities and student support services, such as the library runs a Skills Plus service that provides helpful electronic and hard copy guidance to support many aspects of your learning and writing within this module.

Northumbria University Links can be found below:


Skills Plus:

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

By the end of this module you will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Comprehend and articulate how improving health literacy and health promotion can positively impact on communities.

2. Understand the importance of working with patients and their families, clinical audit and health needs profiling to identify and address health promotion issues.

Intellectual/Professional skills & abilities:
3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the determinants of health and the role of health needs profiling in health improvement.
4. Be able to identify and critically appraise strategies to address health literacy and promotion, including multi-disciplinary working.

Personal Values Attributes (Global/Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Critically reflect on how your participation in this module has contributed to further their understanding of health promotion and the role of the nurse.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment (Not Graded):
The formative assessment will require you to present a draft evidence-based concept map to your peers and tutors, who will provide you with formative constructive feedback on how you can refine your map’s academic content, its visual clarity and your verbal presentation. (MLOs 1,2,3,4,5)

• Draft concept map design (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
• Peer review of draft concept maps (MLO 1, 2,3 and 4)
• Formative feedback following formative presentations will be offered by peers and tutor (MLOs 1,2,3, 4, 5)

This preparation will then support the Summative assessment processes.

Summative Assessment (Weighting: 100%):
• Each student will submit a 20 minute, recorded presentation to accompany the concept map (maximum 4 pages/slides) and a reference list (MLO 1,2,3, 4 & 5)
• This will be submitted electronically via Blackboard Ultra through a Turnitin portal. Written feedback and feedforward will be provided by academic staff.


Students must be a practising nurse who is registered with the Singapore Nursing Board



Module abstract

During this module you will explore how you can develop your practice, within your own unique service setting, so that you can empower the people you care for to make healthier choices. You will explore the type of information you need to describe the health status of your service population so that you can produce a profile of their health needs. By focusing on reducing health inequalities, you will consider how clinical audit can help you find ways of improving services or patient outcomes. You will further develop knowledge and skills that support health promoting projects. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of multidisciplinary working and service user involvement to improve health. In addition, you will explore the role and art of advocacy and solution focused therapy in promoting health and wellbeing. Such knowledge and skills will enable you to contribute to reducing health inequalities and to the prevention of people dying prematurely.

Course info

Credits 10

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study

Location Singapore

City Singapore

Start January and June intakes

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