Introduction to Health Promotion | Arts and Science ONLINE

Introduction to Health Promotion

HLTH 205/3.0

This course provides students with a broad overview of the practice of health promotion. Topics range from the practicalities of designing, delivering, and evaluating health promotion interventions, to consideration of how health promotion practice intersects with issues of health equity and the social determinants of health.

Note: If you have trouble enrolling in this course in SOLUS due to course pre-requisites, please contact the ASO Office at asc.online@queensu.ca for some assistance.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the practice of health promotion and its relationship to the individual and social determinants of health;
  2. Assess principles of program planning and evaluation in designing and implementing health promotion interventions;
  3. Identify the importance of practices that promote cultural safety and health equity;
  4. Compare approaches to health promotion for a variety of public health issues; and 
  5. Apply improved information literacy and writing skills. 

Terms

Summer 22: May-July
Course Dates: 
May 9 - July 29, 2022
Exam Dates: 
August 2-10, 2022

Evaluation

10% - Concept Check-In Quizzes (x10)
30% - Module Exams (2x15%)
20% - Major Assignment 1 - Health Promotion Intervention: Proposal
10% - Discussion Activity: Settings for Health Promotion (Post 5%; Reply 5%)
30% - Major Assignment 2 - Health Promotion Intervention Plan (due during the exam period)

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

Instructor

Professor Stevenson Fergus (ferguss@queensu.ca)

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.

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