Health Promotion - Approaches to Cardiovascular Health & Diabetes Prevention

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion offers students a unique opportunity to further their knowledge of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention. The programme has been jointly developed by Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, the Irish Heart Foundation and Diabetes Ireland. It aims to enhance health professionals, understanding of the determinants of health, disease prevention, lifestyle factors and associated patterns of inequality. It is particularly suited to health professionals working in nursing, public health, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medicine, and the health and weight loss industries.

Designed for healthcare professionals, the programme equips students with an in-depth understanding of how to critically assess the evidence base, understand national and international approaches to the promotion of cardiovascular health and the prevention of diabetes, and appreciate the role of advocacy in influencing health and environmental (public) policies.

Course participants will gain skills and competencies for effective implementation of health promotion interventions and in project management.

The programme comprises three modules. The first two modules include participation in workshops and self-paced instructional materials with assignments for independent study, while the third module focuses on project work.


1. You have an interest in how societal and lifestyle factors can impact on the healthy of the individual.

2. You would like to gain the knowledge and skills to influence behaviour change at the individual and population level.

3. This Level 9 course is particularly suited to individuals who work full time and would like to increase their knowledge and skills of the effective implementation of Health Promotion interventions.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

1. A primary degree.

2. Each applicant is assessed individually on relevant professional experience, level of motivation and suitability as per personal statement submitted via the online application

Assessment Info

The three modules are individually assessed through written assignments and project work.




Duration 1 year, part-time


Fees: (per annum)
EU: €2,000 Non-EU: €2,500

Enrolment dates

Start date September

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Career Opportunities
The communication and facilitation skills taught on the course have been highlighted by previous students as being a particularly important element of the course, as well as the skills learned in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating a Health Promotion programme.

Some of our past students work in national organisations such as the Irish Heart Foundation and Diabetes Ireland.

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