Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
One Semester (12 Weeks)
University Certificate of Study
NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Department of Nursing & Midwifery
Address: Faculty of Education & Health Sciences Email: Telephone: +353 61 202271

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility. Please Note: Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.

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Module Description

Module Code

NFQ Level

ECTS Credits

Start Date


Health Promotion in Healthcare Practice





€800 - EU

€1,500 - Non-EU

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

This module Health Promotion in Healthcare Practice aims to reflect the inter-professional working within the Health Service and be of interest to nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals. The purpose of this module is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills to critically appraise and develop their role as a practitioner in health promotion in healthcare practice in a variety of settings.

  • Philosophies and principles of health promotion, distinction between health promotion and health education in practice. 
  • Theories, models, processes, management and evaluation of behavioural change at individual and population level.
  • Role of the healthcare practitioner as health promoting agent to examine the practice and policy evidence base for the promotion of health and disease prevention, the determinants of health and health inequalities.
  • Needs assessment of health care needs, key groups and settings for health promotion, community development, local, national and international strategy documents, health policy and politics, planning, designing, implementing and evaluation of health promotion programmes, competency domains to work in partnership as an effective health promoter with clients, family and multi-agencies, empowerment, outcomes and quality issues.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the core concepts, principles and values that underpin health promotion ·
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and application of the theories, models, philosophies and principles underpinning health promotion in healthcare practice.
  • Critically appraise the practical approaches to behaviour change in the application to health promotion practice in a variety of settings. · Critically reflect on the evolving role of the healthcare practitioner within health promotion, the competencies required and how this role may be used to effect change and address health inequalities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between individual behavioural, community and structural level factors in order to develop, assess, implement and evaluate quality health promotion programmes relevant to healthcare.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges for the application of the settings approach to health promotion practice.
  • Critically examine the concepts of empowerment, community development and partnership approaches (clients, family and multi-agencies
  • A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

€800 EU - €1,500 Non EU

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. Subsidy is applied on application. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria.

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