This module combines the theory and practice of health improvement. Students are encouraged to be active participants in their learning and resources for self-paced learning will be available at the start of the module. Students are encouraged to practice teamwork, teaching, facilitation and presentation skills during the taught sessions. Expert speakers will illustrate the multi-disciplinary breadth and diversity of health improvement science and practice. Themes covered are: health improvement theory; social marketing, health behaviour change; social and mass media; asset based approach; community engagement; collaborative working; health promoting settings and healthy places; innovation in complex healthcare systems, advocacy, and prioritisation in health improvement. The assignment develops competencies in needs assessment, evaluating evidence, and critical appraisal of health improvement interventions.