Introduction
This course provides an introduction to the principles of health promotion and the strategies used to promote health to individuals, to groups in specific settings such as schools and worklplaces, and to whole communities. The course will develop and extend students' understanding of public health principles, global health, human behaviour and determinants of health and to explore recent advances in the science and art of health promotion particularly in relation with narrative medicine, ICF and parents pedagogy.

Objectives
To increase students’ understanding of the defining characteristics of health promotion To enhance students’ skills and competencies related to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion interventions To increase students’ understanding of the contributions of theory, evidence, and values in the planning of interventions in health promotion practice To increase students’ understanding and implementation of the range of strategies available in the planning of interventions in health promotion practice in relation with narrative medicine, ICF and parents pedagogy

Contents
The module is divided in three chapters:

  1. Health promotion
  2. Health promotion, medical humanities and narrative medicine
  3. From cure to care: health promotion, ICF and parents pedagogy


Target
Health carers: medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers, pedagogists, parents, care givers.

Methodology
In each chapter there is a theory part, individual activities and a questionnaire to help students to test if he has acquired the module’s contents.