Public Health Promotion


Short Course


2 Months


This course has been designed to enable professionals to confidently work with communities for change and contribute to effective and sustainable health promotion practice nationally and internationally

Course Objectives

  • The aims of this short course are to provide and improve: -
  • Knowledge of and ability to use social and behavioral theory and behavior change models and strategies that have been shown to be successful in improving health behaviors and practices for a variety of populations
  • Knowledge and skills to assess needs for health interventions for the general public as well as at-risk populations
  • Ability to plan, design, implement, evaluate and communicate programs and research targeted toward health promotion
  • Utilization of structures and resources of organizations and governments to create healthy environments that promote health.
  • Duration: 2 Months
  • Programme of study: Weekend
  • Fees:
    EA Students: UGX 800,000/= / USD 200$
    International students: USD 250$
  • Award: Certificate

Who is it for?

The course is developed for participants across various sectors, including but not limited to:
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Social care
  • Allied health professions

What will you achieve?

  • By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate innovative knowledge of the relevance of models of health promotion for achieving efficient and equitable gains in health outcomes in Health Promotion.
  • Demonstrate critical knowledge of health promotion in relation to the social determinants of health, including local, national, and international considerations.
  • Apply appropriate strategies to critically analyze population health information to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex public health problems.
  • Effectively communicate health promotion knowledge, skills and ideas to others using appropriate methods and technologies.
  • Reflect on and apply appropriate ethical, professional, public and personal behaviors within a range of contexts relevant to public health and health promotion.
  • Effectively use new and existing technologies applicable to health promotion to gather information, analyze data and communicate.
  • Demonstrate independent and self-directed learning to enhance professional development

What you will study/Course Content

  • Attaining a Certificate in Health Promotion requires a successful completion of 5 modules of study in accordance with the course progression.
  • Health Promotion
  • Academic Skills for Social Scientists
  • Health Research Methodology
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Public Health Communication
  • Behavior Change Communication (BCC)

Teaching methods used

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Debates
  • Analysis of Local, Regional and Continental Trends
  • Individual and Group Assignments


  • Objective and structure tests
  • Case study analysis
  • Essays
  • Class Presentations


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