This qualification is aimed at enabling graduates to apply their skills, knowledge and expertise in scientifically promoting positive health outcomes at an individual, organisational and community level.
The programme will develop advanced skills, knowledge and expertise in identifying the determinants of health behaviour; systematically planning and implementing health promotion interventions; evaluating and diffusing these interventions; designing and conducting health promotion research and articulating policy and legislative interventions in order to promote public health. The overall aim of the programme is to provide skills to health and development workers to provide specialist health promotion services, including research, policy and legislative interventions, to populations in need.
Participants are expected to meet the core learning requirements as set out in each module. In addition a review will be done of individual learning objectives to incorporate these into the course where possible.
The course in embedded in a constructivist philosophy of knowledge proposing that the mind does not merely receive and process information but actively constructs knowledge both individually and through the interaction with others. For this reason the following learning principles are included:
- Bringing forth situated learning which will draw on the context that the participant either works in or hopes to work in
- Problems based learning drawing on real-life problems observed by the participants or incorporated by the co-ordinator
- Facilitating experience in the knowledge construction process where the outcome of learning is not merely to acquire knowledge and practical skills but also thinking and reflection skills.
Learners will become skilled at reflecting and evaluating their own performance and finding ways to improve it
- Encouraging exposure to multiple perspectives which increase understanding by deconstructing different views
- Participation in collaborative learning which takes place in a social context.
- Actively deconstructing notions of power and the influence this has on both the learning process and the way in which knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace.
The module outlines provided would serve as a draft that will be revisited by the learners during the attendance block. It is viewed as a dynamic document that will accommodate the specific learning needs of the group. Final assessment will also be the product of both the learners and the facilitators in agreement with minimum standards of the university and school of psychology.
Learning Outcomes Of The Course:
- Comprehensive understanding of the determinants of population health from a socio-economic and cultural perspective
- Comprehensive understanding of the biological and psychosocial determinants of individual, interpersonal and organisational health behaviour
- Increased knowledge of how the determinants of health could/should inform planned interventions, including public policy and legislation
- Increased knowledge of the role of multiple agencies in producing health outcomes at national, regional and global levels
- Enhanced competence in utilising health promotion strategies for producing planned behaviour change at individual and community levels
- Improved knowledge of the processes and strategies pertinent to the diffusion of health promotion interventions
- Improved understanding and expertise in conducting evaluations of a broad range of health campaigns and the impact of legislation
- Improved expertise and skills in designing, conducting and reporting on health promotion research projects aimed at informing interventions
Study Blocks (Attendance Compulsory)
There are four study blocks in the year and each of which runs for a period three weeks in each term.
- Applications close on 30th September 2019.
- Application forms are available from:
- School of Psychology, Howard College, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
- Contact: Ms. A. Ntuli Tel: (031) 260-3341, Email: Ntulia@ukzn.ac.za (Find application forms below)
Contact Details Of Staff:
Registration advisor: Ms Ayanda Ntuli *.27-31-260-3341 Ntulia@ukzn.ac.za
Course Co-ordinator: Prof Anna Meyer-Weitz and Mr Mthokozisi Hlengwa
- Goke Akintola: .27-31-260-7426 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kay Govender: .27-31-260-7616 email@example.com
- Anna Meyer-Weitz: .27-31-260-7618 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cynthia Patel: .27-31-260-7619 email@example.com
- Inge Petersen: .27-31-260-7970 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mthokozisi Hlengwa: .27-31-260-7982 email@example.com
- Dudu Zwane: .27-31-260-1770 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof Y. Sliep
- Mr Anil Bhagwanjee
|PSYC858H1||Person is the Professional (16cps)||1|
|PPSYC814H2||Research Methods in Psychology (16cps)||2|
|PSYC815H0||Health Promotion: Practice (32cps)||Year module|
|PSYC813H0||Planning & Evaluation of HP Interventions (32cps)||Year module|
|PSYC8SDH0||Short Dissertation (96cp)||Year module|
NB: (Information pertaining to applications for 2021 will appear here shortly)
Applications are now closed for 2020 Health Promotions
Down load application forms below:
- For Application form for Masters in Health Promotions (Masters in Health Promotions Application 2020)
- For Masters Referee Report (UKZN Health Promotions Referee Report 2020)
- For Masters in Health Promotion Information (HP_Masters_Information_2020)
- For Postgraduate forms (UKZN Postgraduate Application form)