Choosing a course is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make! View our courses and see what our students and lecturers have to say about the courses you are interested in at the links below.
Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion: Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention
Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention
DID YOU KNOW?
Up to 80% of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is preventable and yet the burden of these conditions continues to escalate. This exciting postgraduate qualification provides professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion specifically applied to the promotion of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention.
The programme is delivered in partnership with Diabetes Ireland, the Irish Heart Foundation and The National Institute for Preventive Cardiology, providing students a unique opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in with these key organisations.
The Online Application System is now OPEN !
Early application is advised.
This is a blended learning course, working online accompanied by workshops which take place at NUI, GALWAY.
- Course Information and application process
- Further information on this Level 9 Postgrad Cert Part-time programme is available from :
Programme Coordinator: Dr. Helen Grealish
Programme Administrator: Denise Glavin
DID YOU KNOW?
Up to 80% of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is preventable and yet the burden of these conditions continues to escalate.
This exciting Postgraduate qualification provides professional education and training in the principles and practice of Health Promotion specifically applied to the promotion of Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention.
Click here for Brochure
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion (Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention) offers students a unique opportunity to further their knowledge of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention. The programme has been jointly developed by Croí (West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation), the Irish Heart Foundation, The National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) and Diabetes Ireland. It aims to enhance health professionals understanding of determinants of health, prevention, lifestyle factors and associated patterns of inequality. It is particularly suited to health professionals working in nursing, public health, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medicine, and the health and weight loss industry.
This exciting postgraduate qualification provides professional education and training in the principles and practice of Health Promotion specifically applied to the promotion of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention.
Designed for healthcare professionals, the programme equips students with an in-depth understanding of how to
- Critically assess the evidence base
- Understand national and international approaches to the promotion of cardiovascular health and the prevention of diabetes
- Appreciate the role of advocacy in influencing health and environmental (public) policies
Course participants will gain skills and competencies for effective implementation of Health Promotion interventions and project management.
Many of the students who have successfully completed this course in previous years are already in employment and wanted to up skill or broaden their understanding of the wider determinants of health. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds such as
- Nursing – both general and specialised
- General practice
- Health marketing
- The health and wellbeing sector
Their reasons for pursuing this course are varied. Some students want to enhance the role they were already in by acquiring greater knowledge of the causes and prevention strategies used in the promotion of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention, while others want a career change and to get more involved in community and national projects in Health Promotion. The communication and facilitation skills taught on the course have been highlighted by previous students as being a particularly important element of the course, as well as the skills learned in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating a Health Promotion programme.
Duration & Delivery
This programme is a part-time course of one academic year duration. The programme runs from September to the following May, and takes place at the NUI Galway campus.
This is a blended learning programme, with a combination of teaching techniques employed to support learning, including
- Participatory workshops
- Project work
- Self-paced learning using instructional materials, as well as other resources such as articles, websites and research reports
Academics in the Discipline of Health Promotion, together with contributions from practitioners in the specialist field of study, deliver the lectures and workshops.