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Capacity Building: Core Competencies for Health Promotion

Basic concepts of the core competencies for health promotion.

Capacity Building: Core Competencies for Health Promotion

With the increased life-expectancy, living a healthy life becoming important. Health promotion provides individuals with means to improve and manage their health. This course provides basic information on health promotion. Upon completion of the course, students will have a better understanding of the process and implementation of health promotion.

As the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health, health promotion is a behavioral social science enhancing the quality of life for all people.

A minimum set of six competencies were identified according to the Australian Health Promotion Association. Of these, 1) program planning, implementation, and evaluation, 2) partnership building, and 3) special competencies for the Asia-Pacific region—diversity and inclusiveness, were included in this course.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Partnership Building
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Communication and report writing

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe stages of the health promotion cycle
  • Be able to explain the importance of partnership building
  • Identify potential stakeholders for partnership
  • Explore potential barriers for partnership building
  • Describe the importance of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Summarise how to communicate and report effectively

Who is the course for?

This course is for any students who are interested in health promotion, or who would like to be health promotion specialists. No previous health-related experiences are needed.

Who will you learn with?

Director & Professor, Master Program in Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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