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.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
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.