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  1. Students studying at partner institutions: you are welcome to use the resources available in The Hive in addition to your local library or learning resource centre. Please be aware The Hive may not hold copies of all the items on your resource list. 

  2. Students studying at The Learning Institute: Please note, any titles which are not available electronically (i.e. titles that don't have the blue 'online resource' link) will be available in your centre library/book cupboard.

  3. Recommended for Purchase (or download) 2 items
    1. Ewles & Simnett's promoting health: a practical guide - Angela Scriven, Linda Ewles, Ina Simnett 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended for purchase 7th edition. Print copies are also available

    2. Health and well-being across the life course - Mary Larkin 2013

      Book Recommended for purchase

  4. Additional text books 7 items
    The following additional items will support the learning from lectures throughout the year. They will provide you with further understanding of key concepts and help you to identify relevant literature for your assessments.
    1. Foundations for health promotion - Jennie Naidoo, Jane Wills 2016

      Book Essential Digitised: Chapter 5 'Models and Approaches to Health Promotion' pp 75-91

    2. Practical health promotion - John Hubley, June Copeman, James Woodall 2013

      Book Essential

    3. Health - Mildred Blaxter 2010

      Book Further

    4. Health studies: an introduction 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential 3rd edition. This e-book has a 1 user licence. It provides detailed overview of topics discussed throughout the year.

    5. Understanding health inequalities - Hilary Graham 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Further A hard copy of this book is also available in the Hive

    6. Health promotion: a psychosocial approach - Christine Stephens, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further A hard copy of this book is available in the Hive

    7. Integrated working with children and young people: supporting development from birth to nineteen - Nadia Edmond, Mark Price 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Further available as a hard copy in the HIVE.

  5. Weekly Reading 84 items
    1. Pre-Reading folder 2 items
      Please read before our first session on 26th September 2017
      1. Working in groups

        Document Essential

      2. Key concepts in health studies - Chris Yuill, Iain Crinson, Eilidh Duncan 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Please read the Introduction chapter in preparation for session 1. A hard copy of this book is also available in the Hive; the book provides useful chapters summarising the models of health (LO3)

    2. Week 1 & 2: Health and Well-Being 7 items
      Please read to support discussions related to LO 1
      1. Chapter 1:  What is health? can be found in the recommended text section in Scriven and Ewles:  Promoting Health: a practical guide. 

        Click on the link at the top of the list to download and read.




      2. Achieving health or achieving wellbeing? - Pam Schickler 12/2005

        Article Essential Read to support discussions for week 2

      3. Additional items for weeks 1 and 2 5 items
        The following are suggested readings to further your ability to discuss and critique the constructs of health and well-being. Not mandatory but useful.
        1. Chapter 1: How is Health Defined - Mildred Blaxter

          Chapter Essential Read this to support your week 1 and 2 learning.

        2. Health: How should we define it? - M. Huber 2011/01/01

          Article Essential Please read to enable you to critique the WHO definition of health

        3. Defining health by addressing individual, social, and environmental determinants: New opportunities for health care and public health - Johannes Bircher 2014

          Article Essential Provides discussion regarding the expansion of the definitions of health which will support learning in the coming weeks.

        4. Challenge of Defining Well-being - Rachel Dodge, Annette P Daly, Jan Huyton, Lalage D Sanders

          Article Further Read to further your understanding and to enable critical thinking. Not mandatory

        5. Will the Meikirch Model, a New Framework for Health, Induce a Paradigm Shift in Healthcare? - Johannes Bircher 2017

          Article Further Read to support your ability to critique definitions of health and future discussions on models of health.

    3. Week 3: Life Course Approach 7 items
      The literature provides a variety of reading to enable an understanding of health/well-being across the life course.
      1. Health at key stages of life : the life course approach to public health (brochure) - CorpBrochure_lifecourse_approach.pdf

        Document Further Key Summary of the benefits of a life course approach, challenges and potential interventions related to it.

      2. The Effects of Poverty on Children's Socioemotional Development: An Ecological Systems Analysis. - Poverty on Childrens socioemotional development.pdf

        Article Essential Information links to discussions we will have throughout the semester on life course and impact of inequalities (LO1 and LO2)

      3. Lifecourse Approach to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Obesity - B. Dixon, M.-M. Pena, E. M. Taveras 01/01/2012

        Article Further Useful reading to support your research for LO1 and LO2 for assessments

      4. Social work and human development - Janet Walker 2017

        Book Further Digitised: Chpt 1 'Understanding Human Development through the life course'

      5. How well do parental and peer relationships in adolescence predict health in adulthood? - Evelina Landstedt, Anne Hammarström, Helen Winefield 07/2015

        Article Further Research highlighting life long impact of adolescent relationships.

      6. Getting Bigger, Quicker? Gendered Socioeconomic Trajectories in Body Mass Index across the Adult Lifecourse: A Longitudinal Study of 21,403 Australians - Xiaoqi Feng, Andrew Wilson 23/10/2015

        Article Further interesting article that links the psychological model to mental health; some comparison of other models of health. Useful additional reading to support your learning---not mandatory

    4. Week 4: Medical Model 3 items
      This model is also described as the biomedical model, the deficit model and often focuses on illness/disease.
      1. Do biomedical models of illness make for good healthcare systems? - D.T Wade and P.W. Harrigan

        Article Essential Please read prior to attending week 4's session

      2. The need for a new medical model: a challenge for biomedicine - G. Engel 08/04/1977

        Article Essential Important critique of the medical model

      3. The Biopsychosocial Model Thirty Years Later - Fava, Giovanni ASonino, Nicoletta 2008

        Article Further

    5. Week 5 Formative Task 2 items
      See article and review study skills information on UW web site
      1. Working in groups

        Document Essential

    6. Week 6: Social Model 4 items
      1. Conceptual Models of Social Determinants of Health: A Narrative Review - Shokouh, SMH 01.04.2017

        Article Essential Provides an overview of a variety of models that consider the determinants of health. Please read prior to discussions on the social model.

      2. Rethinking disability: the social model of disability and chronic disease - Sara Goering 2015-6

        Article Essential Article describes the social model of disability; it considers how this perspective will support working with chronic disease or impairment

      3. Towards a social model approach? - Cecilie Bingham, Linda Clarke, Elisabeth Michielsens, Marc Van de Meer 26/07/2013

        Article Further Provides useful comparison to medical model and insight into social model of disability within a work environment.

      4. The Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in Iran: A Systematic Review Article - Bahadori, Mohammadkarim M 01.06.2015

        Article Further international perspective looking at the impact of social determinants on health in Iran

    7. Week 7: Inequalities and determinants of health 5 items
      These readings relate to LO2 and a variety of views about health/well-being.
      1. Health Inequalities - Graham Scambler

        Article Essential Read this to support understanding about impact of inequalities on health/well being

      2. European strategies for tackling social inequities in health: Levelling up Part 2 - E89384.pdf - Dahlgren & Whitehead

        Document Essential Read to support your learning regarding social determinants and inequalities.

      3. 'Fair Society Healthy Lives' (The Marmot Review) - IHE

        Webpage Essential This report and the website in which it is found provides useful information/ publications to assist in your understanding about the importance of social determinants and inqualities

      4. Social Inequalities in the leading causes of early death...a life course approach - Jill Roberts, Ruth Bell

        Document Essential Please read throughout the semester to support your learning about life long impacts on health.

    8. Week 8: Health Psychology and Lay Perspectives 4 items
      How do our beliefs about health/illness impact? the chapter and books below look at these and provides input regarding a cause/effect in relation to health/well-being.
      1. Health studies: an introduction 2015

        Book Essential 3rd edition. Read pp 113 -154 (Chapter 4 'Health Psychology') to support your understanding of health psychology. This chapter has been digitised.

      2. Lay perspectives: advantages for health research. - V. A. Entwistle 1998

        Article Further Reading to support understanding about the lay perspective

      3. Trust me, I'm a patient: pain education for professionals from a lay perspective - D. Helme 01/05/2012

        Article Further Additional information related to lay perspective/user involvement in research about health/well-being

    9. Week 11 Bringing it all together 3 items
      Pre-reading: to support activity on blackboard
      1. Epigenetic changes in early life and future risk of obesity - ijo2010122.pdf

        Document Further Useful article providing more input related to lifecourse and how early life experiences impact later health

      2. The psychological aspects of polio survivors through their life experience - A. Yelnik, I. Laffont 02/2010

        Article Essential This reading will support you in understanding the condition and potential impact of polio across the life course. It will help you in completing the pre-session activity.

      3. Polio survivors' perceptions of the meaning of quality of life and strategies used to promote participation in everyday activities - Anita Atwal, Georgia Spiliotopoulou, Caron Coleman, Kate Harding 10/2015

        Article Further An additional reading that will support your understanding of the video and pyschological approaches to well-being.

    10. Page This page provides you with reading that will support your learning about health, well-being and health promotion according to your specific areas of interest.
    11. Childhood 8 items
      Useful material if you are working in settings with Children/young people. Also provides insight for the life course perspective.
      1. An introduction to child and adolescent mental health - Maddie Burton, Erica Pavord, Briony Williams 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 2 'Infant, Child and Adolescent Development' digitised. Read to gain an understanding of important theories related to child/adolescent development. If you are working with children/young people worthwhile purchasing this text.

      2. Working with children, young people and families: a course book for foundation degrees - Billie Oliver, Bob Pitt 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Ebook and print copy available.

      3. Connecting a sociology of childhood perspective with the study of child health, illness and wellbeing: introduction - Geraldine Brady, Pam Lowe, Sonja Olin Lauritzen 02/2015

        Article Further Interesting discussion about childhood.

      4. MindEd Hub

        Website Further useful website which contains literature, training resources and information that is useful when working with CYP and families.

    12. Adolescence 5 items
      1. Implementing a Mentally Healthy Schools Framework based on the population wide Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign: A process evaluation - Julia Anwar-McHenry; Robert John Donovan; Amberlee Nicholas; Simone Kerrigan; Stephanie Francas; Tina Phan

        Article  Whole population: health promoting schools

      2. Risk behaviours and negative outcomes.pdf

        Document Further This paper looks at the trends in how a range of risk behaviours and negative outcomes have changed over time for children and young people. It also considers whether new risk behaviours could be emerging. Useful for both assessments in terms of statistics and potential interventions (LO2 and 4)

    13. Adulthood: Early and middle period 3 items
      Useful information regarding adulthood and life course perspectives.
      1. Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. - Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen. U Maryland, Dept of Human Development, College Park, MD, US 2000

        Article Essential Another theory linking to the discussion on the life course

      2. Emerging Adulthood Theory Under Scrutiny - M. du Bois-Reymond 01/08/2016

        Article Further Interesting critique of Arnett (2000) and Arnett (2016) theory about emerging adulthoods.

    14. Healthy Aging 6 items
      1. Predictors of healthy ageing: public health policy targets - Agnieszka Sowa, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Roman Topór-Mądry, Andrea Poscia 2016-8

        Article Essential Support for discussions on adulthood/aging; useful for assessment LO2 and LO3

      2. Optimizing Tailored Health Promotion for Older Adults: Understanding Their Perspectives on Healthy Living - A. E. Marcus-Varwijk, M. Koopmans, T. L. S. Visscher, J. C. Seidell 02/02/2016

        Article Further Tailored approach

      3. Lifestyle predictors of healthy ageing in men - Marita Södergren 2013-6

        Article Further useful reading to support sessions on adulthood/ageing

      4. What is successful ageing and who should define it? - A. Bowling 24/12/2005

        Article Further Please read to further unpick understanding of models

    15. Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health related literature 8 items
      1. Evaluation of ‘Dementia Friends’ programme for undergraduate nursing students: Innovative practice - Gary Mitchell, Jessie McGreevy, Susan Carlisle, Pamela Frazer 11/2017

        Article Essential To support week 5's Dementia Day learning

      2. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care - Gill Livingston et al 12/2017

        Article Essential

      3. Dementia and the population health approach: promise, pitfalls and progress. An Australian perspective - Catherine Travers, David Lie, Melinda Martin-Khan 02/2015

        Article Further Population approach: Dementia prevention

      4. Enhancing social networks: a qualitative study of health and social care practice in UK mental health services - Martin Webber, Hannah Reidy, David Ansari, Martin Stevens 03/2015

        Article Essential you have full text access to this content

      5. The Social Model of Disability: Thirty Years On - M Oliver 2013

        Article Further Week 4: Read to support understanding

    16. Palliative Care/End of Life 6 items
      1. Guide 48: Dying well at home: the case for integrated working - guide48.pdf

        Document Further This guide and other items (videos, research, etc.) about end of life care available at

    17. Health Promotion related literature 10 items
      1. health-inequalities-and-population-health-1681147764421

        Webpage Essential Review to support your understanding on how local authorities aim to reduce health inequalities

      2. Promoting health in primary care - Bennett, Clare 29.07.2009

        Article Essential Article discusses health promotion in primary care settings

      3. Future challenges for intervention research in health and lifestyle research - A systematic meta-literature review - Lars Kristén; Andreas Ivarsson; James Parker; Kristina Ziegert 2015

        Article Essential Please read to support development of your assessment; need to click on PubMedCentral link

      4. ‘Big Food’ and ‘gamified’ products: promotion, packaging, and the promise of fun - Charlene Elliott 27/05/2015

        Article Further This article will add to your understanding of the concept 'drivers' for change and is part of LO4.

      5. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada -

        Webpage Further provides a framework of evidence and indicators to assist in developing public health interventions. (Canadian Surveillance Tool)

      6. Chapter 6: social determinants of health - GOV.UK

        Webpage Further Useful chapter explaining the various factors assessed when working to reduce health inequalities

      7. 2901502_PHOF_Improving_Outcomes_PT1A_v1_1.pdf

        Document Further useful Public Health England document highlighting the PH outcomes framework.

  6. Video clips 5 items
    1. Obesity rates in Wales 28/8/2013

      Audio-visual document Further Please watch and answer questions listed in Blackboard

    2. Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | TED Talk |

      Webpage Further interesting discussion on the impact of living in an unequal society

    3. Social Determinants of Health: Claire Pomeroy at TEDxUCDavis 12/7/2012

      Audio-visual document Essential the impact of social determinants on health please watch this before next week's session; write down some of the key points mentioned that were discussed in class but also in addition to points made in lecture

  7. Web pages 7 items
    1. Improving mental health services for young people - GOV.UK

      Webpage Essential Important document for individuals working with children, young people and families.

    2. UCL Institute of Health Equity - IHE

      Website Essential Useful research and reports regarding social determinants of health and inequalities across the the life course.

    3. NICE | The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      Website Further Important information on guidelines and pathways. Useful for Assignment 3.

    4. Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

      Website Further Useful e-resources, on-line training and guidance about various conditions across the life course. Provides policy/legislation information and support documents.

  8. Journals 5 items
  9. Other Useful websites and journals 11 items
    The following will provide you with additional links to research and reports which will be useful when developing assessments.
    1. Inequality is created

      Webpage Further Interesting interactive site looking at inequality in the US.

  10. Policy Documents 5 items
    This section is provided for The Learning Institute students.
    1. Common core of skills and knowledge for the childrens workforce.pdf

      Document Essential Important information regarding core competencies when working with CYP and families

    2. Choosing health: making healthy choices easier - Department of Health 2004

      Document Further