SPUM15037U Advanced Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Volume 2015/2016

Master of Public Health

  • Health planning and implementation - an overview of principles and methods
  • Settings for health promotion - focus on school health
  • Priority setting across population groups - with a special focus on children and adolescents
  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Intersectorial health promotion: health in all policies, whole systems approach
  • Clinical prevention in health care systems
  • Evaluation of health promoting programmes
Learning Outcome


Principles and methods of health promotion incl.

- needs assessment

- planning, implementation and evaluation

- settings for health promotion

- whole systems approach


Ability to perform/participate in

- local analysis and planning of health promoting programmes

- implementation and evaluation of health promoting programmes

- based on healthy and sustainable settings and whole systems approach

- critical assessment of literature on causation, effectiveness and implementation


Ability to participate in and to perform planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health promoting programmes

ABSALON is the course communication site.

Course schedule, text book, reading list and other information will soon be available in ABSALON

Basic skills ín epidemiology

Shared module 1A, shared module 2 and shared module 4 or equivalent qualifications
Lectures by internal and external professors
Study of literature
Case-based group work
Student presentations
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 40
  • Exam Preparation
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 150
  • Total
  • 210
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Written assignment
Active participation in class and submission of three assignments
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment

During the course the student will have to write 4 small tasks on questions distributed in advance. At least one of them will have to be with a single author, others may be made in groups of 2-4 students.