Module Code: HP1107

Micro-credential Overview

This module addresses the promotion of positive mental health, sexual health and the prevention of substance misuse.  Current frameworks and models for practice, together with international and national policy and practice initiatives will be presented and reviewed. The evidence-base supporting health promotion interventions in these areas will be examined. The implementation of mental health promotion strategies will be examined across the life course in key settings such as the home, schools (primary and post primary), workplace, community, primary care and mental health services.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 2

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

10 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 9.
Academic programme: Medicine & Health Sciences micro-credentials -  CPC14


You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Mental Health Promotion - HP1107

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €540

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.  A Level 8 undergraduate qualification or equivalent is required, 1-4 years relevant work-experience is recommended.  Applications can be considered using Recognition of Prior Learning. 

Contact Information

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