Practice what we preach: teaching health promotion in higher education

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Health promotion is internationally considered an essential role of health professionals and should therefore be included in pre-qualifying programmes. While the subject of health promotion has been integrated into health curricula, how this subject is delivered in higher education has received less attention. Health Promotion is a key module in the pre-qualifying MSc Physiotherapy programme at Glasgow Caledonian University. However, this module has historically had poor engagement from students, as they viewed their
more traditional physiotherapy skills and knowledge based modules more important to their professional development. The module team therefore decided to change the approach of delivery of the module. The aim of this paper is to share the experiences and lessons learnt of introducing a collaborative model to enhance student engagement in a Master’s module. The authors will present lessons learnt in the use of blended learning, student-led seminars and the position of the lecturer within the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • health promotion
  • higher education
  • student engagement


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