GSPH 412 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


The key challenge facing illness prevention today is how to effectively communicate public health messages to the population at risk of getting certain diseases. This course will seek to introduce students to health promotion theories and principles that will equip them to effectively communicate public health issues to the general population. Students will be given the opportunity to plan and implement community based health promotion activity and involve the mass media in the activity.  Particular attention will be paid to communicable (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS) and non-communicable diseases (heart disease, cancer, and diabetes). Issues relating to adopting responsible and health behaviors to avoid ill-health will be addressed.