Basics and form of second level Health promotion study program are complementary with basic European competencies for Master of public health. The program enables you to develop knowledge and skills in:

Intellectual competencies: 

  • knowing and understanding historic development of health promotion,
  • knowing and understanding of fundamental documents (Ottawa charter…) and definitions, 
  • knowing and understanding disease prevention (definitions in context of prevention), 
  • knowing and understanding fundamental concepts in health promotion (empowerment, holistic approach, community orientation, health promotion practice…), 
  • knowing and understanding social-historical background that influences knowledge on health 
  • knowing and understanding health protection systems,
  • knowing and understanding communication (teaching technique, marketing…), 
  • knowing and understanding principles and methods to practice health promotion (analysis and evaluation of current conditions),
  • knowing and understanding at lest European health promotion policies. 

Practical competencies: 

  • knowing and understanding challenges in population health connected to health promotion,
  • transmission of needs from practice to science, 
  • forming and defining health promotion strategies,
  • knowing and understanding options for systematic solutions. 

Health promotion experts will have knowledge, skills and competencies to create and manage health promotion according to social needs. Experts will be unique in the field of health promotion and coordination. They will know and understand basic concepts in public health and research methodology; they will be able to apply theoretical knowledge into practice and practice into theoretical knowledge.  

Program will develop:

Analytical Skills: 

  • Understanding of social, cultural and subjective determinants of health and well being 
  • Social research skills and tools to interpret social phenomena 
  • Ability to generate, interpret and handle socio-economic and epidemiological information 
  • Comparative analysis 
  • Critical appraisal 
  • Ability to identify, document and analyze equity issues 
  • Ability to interpret  and address cultural, social and generational diversity 
  • Ability to identify, analyze and use evidence

Social Management skills: 

  • Sensitivity towards group and institutional dynamics 
  • Ability to deal with such dynamics 
  • Democratic and empowering leadership skills 
  • Conflict resolution skills 
  • Creative thinking 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Motivation skills 
  • Team building

Policy making skills: 

  • Understanding of public sectors, policies and services 
  • Understanding of local policies and government 
  • Policy analysis and policy evaluation skills 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Consensus and partnership building

Communication skills: 

  • Dialogue skills, active and careful listening, empathy, compassion listening 
  • Diplomacy, public relation skills 
  • Writing skills 
  • Ability to produce and use media resources 
  • Language skills, oratory skills, ability to communicate in a second language

Operational skills: 

  • Management skills: leadership, decision making, resource mobilization skills, scheduling tasks 
  • Planning skills: proposal writing, strategic planning, logical frameworks, mastering complexity 
  • Monitoring skills: ability to select, adapt and use monitoring tools 
  • Evaluation: ability to identify and construct indicator 
  • Technical and report-writing skills 

Master of Health promotion will also have the following general competencies: 

  • ability of critical, analytic and synthetic thinking,
  • ability to define, understand and solve professional problems,
  • ability to evaluate own knowledge and achievements and to expand existing knowledge,
  • ability to adjust new situations to improve quality,
  • information management,
  • to consider social, functional and economic principles,
  • ability to accept professional decisions and responsibility for them,
  • ability for individual and team work,
  • ability of ethical reflection,
  • ability to plan, interdisciplinary coordinate and evaluate health education from health promotion aspect,
  • ability to provide support as advisers in different scopes,
  • ability to generate and maintain constant quality improvement of services and systems, 
  • ability to coordinate multidisciplinary research projects dealing with analysis and evaluation of health needs,
  • understanding importance of European dimension at planning and evaluating education,
  • knowing and using of suitable research methods, 
  • developing own work, 
  • knowing of basic research methods, 
  • responsibility towards own professional development, 
  • develop new knowledge and understanding of scopes, 
  • works in accordance with ethical and professional norms.