Who is this course for:
• Public health nurses
• Medical doctors
• Dieticians/Nutrition Scientists
• Physiotherapists/Exercise Specialists
• Others who work in the area of health promotion in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as in the health and weight loss industry.
The programme aims to enhance Health Professionals understanding of the determinants, prevention, lifestyle factors and associated patterns of inequality. 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 the effective implementation of Health Promotion interventions and project management.
Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the promotion of cardiovascular health and the prevention of diabetes. Students will develop skills in health promotion course development and implementing evidence-based interventions. Communication training and facilitation skills are also developed.