1st Edition

Health Promotion in Medical Education From Rhetoric to Action

By Ann Wylie, Tangerine Holt Copyright 2010

    Health promotion has been a relatively overlooked area in modern medical and health professional vocational curricula. This practical and informative book aims to redress the balance towards health promotion being a visible, integrated curricular component, with agreed principles on quality in health promotion teaching across various faculties. Experienced and enthusiastic writers with expertise in health promotion, public health and medical education explore how curricular structures can accommodate the discipline, providing examples of teaching sessions and methods of teaching health promotion within integrated curricula. 'Do not fear another dry discussion of how to stop patients smoking! This book takes a stimulatingly lateral view of the scope of the subject, goes a very long way to showing why it is essential to medical education, and gives good advice on how to support and develop both the subject and its tutors in today's medical schools.' From the Foreword by Amanda Howe.

    Part One: The rationale and historical context to justify the inclusion of health promotion in curricula. Part Two: Curricula structures and practical options for health promotion integration. Part Three: Learning outcomes, regarding the knowledge base, the skills, and needs of facilitators. Part Four: Practical approaches to health promotion for medical and health professional teachers. Part Five: Assessment and pragmatism - reflecting cognisant of relevance to wider learning, student need and equitable opportunities.


    Ann Wylie, Tangerine Holt