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Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2005-2006 (archived)


Department: APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES (SPORT) [Queen's Campus, Stockton]


Type Tied Level 3 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2005/06 Module Cap None. Location Queen's Campus Stockton
Tied to C600


  • None.


  • Dissertation, Sport and Exercise Physiology III, Sociology of Sport, Applied Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.


  • to give students the opportunity to expand their health promotion knowledge base and create a more sophisticated conceptual framework of different perspectives and determinants of ill health.


  • Students will expand on fundamental concepts of health and health promotion, developing a deeper knowledge of the changing concept of health education.
  • Students will explore different planning models of Health Promotion, evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of the varying models.
  • Consideration will be given to the varying health authority campaigns over the last two decades with particular emphasis being placed on current campaigns relating to health promotion.
  • Students will be encouraged to evaluate the success or otherwise of the varying health promotion schemes and the problems associated with the implementation of mass campaigns across whole communities.
  • Needs assessment and planning will be explored on a theoretical and practical level, which will be placed within a local and global context allowing students to formulate a cohesive and effective framework for health promotion applicable to varying contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of different approaches and models of health promotion
Subject-specific Skills:
  • apply and evaluate the above knowledge in a variety of contexts
  • explore, analyse and reflect critically on a variety of strategies and skills (theoretical and practical) within health promotion.
Key Skills:

    Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

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    Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

    Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
    Lectures 22 Weekly 1 hour 22
    Seminars 22 Weekly 1 hour 22
    Preparation and Reading 156
    Total 200

    Summative Assessment

    Component: Paper Component Weighting: 40%
    Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
    3500 word paper 100%
    Component: Examination Component Weighting: 60%
    Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
    two-hour examination 100%

    Formative Assessment:

    Assignment: 1000 - 1500 words (optional).

    Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University