List of Courses Offered

HEALTH PROMOTION & SOCIAL BEHAVIOR COURSES

HPSB5001                               Introduction to Health & Social Behaviour

(Compulsory MPH Course)   3 units

The course provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of health and social behaviour that frame public health promotion programmes. Students will learn about the process of creating and implementing health promotion programmes in the community using internationally accepted best practices. Case studies and guest speakers will highlight the concepts taught.

HPSB5002                               Health Promotion Programme Planning and Implementation

                                                  2 units

This much needed course is designed to provide a practical course in the planning, needs assessment and development of health education and health promotion programmes.

(Pre-requisite: HPSB5001 or HS005001)

HPSB5003                               Health Promotion Programme Evaluation and Monitoring

                                                  2 units

This course is designed to provide a practical course in the monitoring and evaluation of health promotion programmes. It describes the various methods of evaluation and the latest advances in this field. Students should be able to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for health promotion programs, conduct program monitoring and evaluation, interpret the program data, assess the program effectiveness, and write evaluation report.

(Pre-requisite: HPSB5001 or HSOC5001)

HPSB5004                               Healthy Settings

                                                  2 units

The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-30 30 were adopted to strive for a world that is 'just, equitable and inclusive'. Those priority risk behaviours causing global burden of diseases are often established early in life and research findings have also confirmed the existence of common determinants (e.g., pathways in the brain) and the inter-relationships between the determinants of risk behaviours and behaviours themselves. Improvement of behaviours and well-being of citizens would not naturally occur without a specific "intentional intervention". The concept of Healthy Setting is to cultivate a healthy physical/psycho-social environment in the setting where people spend most of the time for working, studying, enjoyment of life, or for specific purposes. It is a very effective "intentional intervention" in achieving improvements in both health and wellbeing of citizens as it would penetrate into the wide arrays of their daily experiences.The whole concept of healthy setting is also based on striving the principles of 'just, equitable and inclusive' for citizen development. The key to successful implementation is engagement of key stakeholders in strategic way.


(Pre-requisite: HPSB5001 or HS005001)

HPSB5005                               Health Communications

                                                  2 units

This Course aims to integrate health promotion with the creation and development of health messages. The Course will cover the theories related to interpersonal and public health communications, principles and techniques for designing and disseminating effective health messages, plus class activities facilitating applications of the knowledge in real-life health settings.

HSOC5003                              Nutrition for Public Health

                                                  2 units

Public health nutrition is the promotion and maintenance of nutrition-related health and wellbeing of populations through organized efforts and informed choices of society. To be effective, public health nutritionists must first connect the principles of nutrition science to the realm of public health practice in ways that emphasize the multi-factorial origins of actual nutritional problems in modern societies. In this course, students will be introduced to various essential elements of food and nutritional sciences.

(Pre-requisite: HPSB5001 or HSOC5001)

HSOC5006                               Medical Sociology

                                                  1.5 units

The course provides an opportunity to students to understand issues of health care in society from various sociological perspectives. Individuals are social beings who are subject to the influence of social structure and/or human agency. In relation to health and illness, other than the pathological entities, the sick person is inevitably affected by a wide range of social variables and personal behaviour while responding health and illness. The macroscopic and microscopic perspectives in understanding the issues of health and illness in context are important in the course of service delivery and policy making.

(Pre-requisite: HPSB5001 or HSOC5001)

HSOC5103                                Lecture Series in Non-communicable Diseases as Public Health Concerns

                                                   2 units

This course introduces to students how non-communicable diseases (NCD5) become a major public health concern in the past decades, the trend of common NCDs, and prevention strategies.
 

HSOC5210                                Social Marketing Methods

                                                   1.5 units

The course aims at providing participants an overview of social marketing as an approach to health promotion. The course will cover key concepts and elements of social marketing, as well as the benchmark criteria for a social marketing initiative. The course will be conducted in a combined format of lecture and workshop. Examples of application of social marketing in health promotion will be illustrated in the course.

 

(Pre-requisite: HPSB5001 or HSOC5001)

WOHS5001                                Women's Health: Social Cultural Determinants and International Perspectives

                                                     2 units

This course will provide a framework to discuss public health issues and determinants of health for women. The course will highlight key issues such as gender identity and gender inequalities in health; and the cultural and societal role of women in relation to health provision and policy.

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