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Health Promotion for Noncommunicable Diseases


This course introduces the participants to the field of health promotion and provides an overview of key health promotion definitions and concepts. Trainees will learn some of the key theories underpinning health promotion and examine the key strategies used by health promoters to take action on the major non-communicable diseases affecting individuals and communities. This course is intended to develop the understanding of participants of health promotion at individual, group, community and national levels, as well as their critical thinking around the social determinants of non-communicable diseases approaches to health interventions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Explain key health promotion definitions and concepts
  2. Explain the key theories used in health promotion practice
  3. theories are applied to promote health at the individual, community and societal levels
  4. Review and critique major approaches to health promotion (e.g. policy, behavior change, community engagement, advocacy and social marketing)
  5. Identify and describe the key challenges facing health promotion programs in both developed and developing country contexts
  6. Understand how health promotion strategies promote physical activity, good nutrition and dietary practices and smoke free environment
  7. Select the most appropriate strategy, or mix of strategies, for addressing non-communicable diseases

Course Outline

  1. The theoretical, philosophical and political foundations of health promotion
  2. Health promotion approaches and practices: models and interventions
  3. Political and ethical dimensions of health promotion
  4. Health promotion strategies to promote physical activity
  5. Health promotion strategies to promote good nutrition and dietary practices
  6. Health promotion strategies to promote smoke free environment
  7. The value and role of partnerships in health promotion


Training delivery methods:

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.