This course has been designed to enable professionals to confidently work with communities for change and contribute to effective and sustainable health promotion practice nationally and internationally
The aims of this short course are to provide and improve: -
Knowledge of and ability to use social and behavioral theory and behavior change models and strategies that have been shown to be successful in improving health behaviors and practices for a variety of populations
Knowledge and skills to assess needs for health interventions for the general public as well as at-risk populations
Ability to plan, design, implement, evaluate and communicate programs and research targeted toward health promotion
Utilization of structures and resources of organizations and governments to create healthy environments that promote health.
Duration: 2 months
Programme of study: Weekend
Cost: USD UGX 550,000/= Ugandans and USD 200$ for international students.
Who is it for?
The course is developed for participants across various sectors, including but not limited to:
Allied health professions
What will you achieve?
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate innovative knowledge of the relevance of models of health promotion for achieving efficient and equitable gains in health outcomes in Health Promotion.
Demonstrate critical knowledge of health promotion in relation to the social determinants of health, including local, national, and international considerations.
Apply appropriate strategies to critically analyze population health information to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex public health problems.
Effectively communicate health promotion knowledge, skills and ideas to others using appropriate methods and technologies.
Reflect on and apply appropriate ethical, professional, public and personal behaviors within a range of contexts relevant to public health and health promotion.
Effectively use new and existing technologies applicable to health promotion to gather information, analyze data and communicate.
Demonstrate independent and self-directed learning to enhance professional development
What you will study/Course Content
Attaining a Certificate in Health Promotion requires a successful completion of 5 modules of study in accordance with the course progression.
Academic Skills for Social Scientists
Health Research Methodology
Introduction to Epidemiology
Public Health Communication
Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
Teaching methods used
Analysis of Local, Regional and Continental Trends
Individual and Group Assignments
Objective and structure tests
Case study analysis
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