Seminar in Health Promotion


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Frequency of the Doctoral Program in Public Health


- Green, L.W. & Kreuter, M.W. (2005). Health Program Planning: an educational and ecological approach (4ª ed.). New York: MacGraw-Hill.

– Creswell, J.W. (2009). Research design. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Los Angeles: Sage Publications Ltda, 3rd edition.

– Freudenberg, N.; Klitzman, S.; Saegert, S. (eds.) (2009) – Urban health and society. Interdisciplinary approaches to research and practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

– Loureiro, I.; Miranda, N. (2018). Promover a saúde: dos fundamentos à acção. Lisboa: 3ª edição. Almedina.

– Minkler, M.; Wallerstein, N. (eds.) (2008).Community-based participatory research for health. From process to outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Teaching method

a) Specific training in the field of specialty, encompassing theoretical with group discussions, practical lectures, case-studies; supervision of the development of a project (tutorial teaching); learning by applying project problem based learning and seminars.

b) In the preparation of the thesis protocol component: individual work with teacher guidance; analysis of theses topics in seminars; individual contacts between teachers and students and through distance learning; presentation of results by students; involvement of several teachers.

Evaluation method

a) Component of the Specific Seminar (6 ECTS): Attendance and class participation (20%); presentation and discussion of a preliminary protocol of the thesis, taking into account the knowledge and skills provided for learning outcomes (50%); literature review assignment (30%).

b) Evaluation of the Seminar “Preparation of the thesis protocol” (6 ECTS): Presentation of the protocol before a jury composed of the Seminar Coordinator, the tutor and a member of the scientific committee of the doctoral program. To be admitted to the thesis phase the student must have in this component a minimum grade of 14.

Subject matter

– Concepts and principles of Health Promotion;

– Capacity building: concept and methods

– Health determinants, inequities in health and strategies to close the gap;

– Participatory planning in Health Promotion;

– Action-research methodology;

– Specificities of intervention in Health Promotion;

– Health education and health literacy;

– Citizen’s involvement in policy-decision in health;

– Design of a research project based in Health Promotion principles.


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