Module Code: HP1110

Micro-credential Overview

This module explores the application of the settings approach to health promotion for young people in educational settings.  The key aspects of the settings approach will be reviewed and the special challenges of these settings will be explored. Examples of initiatives in the settings will be examined, through which students will be encouraged to identify aspects of good health promotion practice, and in particular evidence–based practice and policy.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the settings approach to health promotion.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the particular challenges for the application of the settings approach in educational settings.
  • Describe the issues to be considered in identifying best practice in the context of settings based work.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the success and the limitations of behaviour change approaches for young people in educational settings. 

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:

Promoting Youth Health in Educational Settings - HP1110

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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