This Certificate course takes place over one year and aims to provide students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion; with students taking a generic module, a specialist module and a practical project. The course is open to those working in a professional capacity in a specialist health promotion field.
The course seeks to develop among students a professional attitude to health promotion practice and a critical appreciation of current issues and dilemmas in health promotion. This stand-alone course is designed to meet the needs of health promotion practitioners in specific fields and is run in partnership with specialist agencies. For example, specialist programmes are available in Oral Health Promotion, Youth Work, Health-Promotion Training Centres, Sexual Health Promotion and Community Development all of which lead to a Certificate in Health Promotion in the chosen specialism. Some courses are run directly by the Department of Health Promotion at the request of an agency or professional group; others are run in partnership with an agency, to meet the needs of specific practitioners.