IMH203 - Health Promotion and Education

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Subject Title
Health Promotion and Education

Subject Description
This course covers the underlying concepts, principles, historical development, theory, and current practice of health promotion with a unique focus on early mental health and how it connects to later physical and mental health outcomes. Strategies for both health promotion and education among caregivers and allied professionals such as those in the health, education and social services will be examined.  The course will begin by exploring different models and views of health to support the evaluation of health information specific to young children. Discussion about broader societal issues such as exposure to adversity early in life will occur throughout the course. The course is organized around an ecological framework with consideration of theory and practice at the individual, group, community, organization, and policy levels, with a focus on infant and early mental health.  Students will analyze and critique the conceptual, ideological, and political issues which underlie health promotion practice.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Examine the history and principles of health promotion in Canada to determine its impact on the health of families and young children.
  2. Analyze the social and financial costs/benefits of promoting infant and young child mental health in divrse communities.
  3. Explain the role of levels of government and diverse communities in promoting better mental health for infants and young children.
  4. Critique the relative strengths of a range of health promotion strategies which support healthy child development.
  5. Evaluate the tools available for a health promotion campaign for diverse, specific communities to better infant and young child mental health.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Sandra Noble