MSc Health Promotion Practice (Online)
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. This programme can be taken either full-time or on a part-time (2 years) basis.
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 give the participant the opportunity 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.
The programme is delivered online with 35 credits of taught modules and a 55 credit thesis.
All lectures/workshops are recorded for those who may not be able to attend the lectures live. Therefore, if you have missed the live lecture/workshop, you can download the recorded version and listen to it in your own time. Other asynchronous learning (not live) will include discussion forums, case studies and reflective practice.
An induction session will be held at the start of each academic year on site in IT Sligo. Attendance at this session is not compulsory.
Students will be required to have regular contact with their allocated supervisor(s) for their research thesis.