Health Promotion Practice
This programme will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of health and wellness/health promotion and/or research roles in the statutory, community, and voluntary health and social care sector and the private sector. Such opportunities may include but are not limited to roles in acute hospital services, consumer services, health and wellbeing services, primary care services, mental health services, solder person services, disability services, public health services, health and wellbeing projects, employee wellness programmes, research programmes, and the sports, recreation, and leisure sector.
This programme will provide those working to deliver on the ambitions of the Healthy Ireland framework with the skills to plan and deliver multi-disciplinary health promotion projects with professional competence. The programme combines the development of expertise in Health Promotion, including skills in research, analysis, and communication, with skills in the planning and execution of complex initiatives in this field.
The programme includes taught online courses in three areas of specific relevance, namely:
· Concepts and Competencies for Health Promotion
· Health Project Planning and Design
· Public Health Research
These modules will all support a practice-based research project, which will allow the participant to use a major work-based project as the focus for learning and reflection. In those students who are in employment, this research-based project may support the achievement of the employer's objectives
Concepts & Competencies for Health Promotion 10
Health Project Management 10
Quantitative Methods for Health Research 05
Qualitative & Mixed Methods for Health Research 05
Statistics and Data Analysis 05
Heath Promotion Practice Thesis
2.2 Honours award - Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.
All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.
For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.
The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.
Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.
Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.
Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
2 years part-time
Delivery Method: Online
No attendance required.
Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms. These recordings can be downloaded and watched later, at a time that suits you.
Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
• Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.
• Workshops/Practical Classes: Approximately 2 – 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.
During our Online & Flexible Learning Induction, you will meet with your Course Co-ordinator who will be available to answer any questions you might have, and they will give you your timetable for the upcoming academic year.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com.
To help balance work, life, and online learning, it is important to understand the time that you will have to dedicate to your studies. This will help you to stay focused, reduce stress, and achieve your goals while also working full-time.
For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.
Contact the college for the next start date.
Post Course Info
Graduates will be suitably qualified to work in a wide range of health and community settings. Graduates may pursue careers in research, advocacy and policy development including evidence. Other opportunities include careers as health project managers, researchers and as wellness practitioners.
Graduates can apply to funded PhD within the Institute or other Institutes.