Basics of Health Promotion and Education Intervention

By Dr. Arista Lahiri, Dr. Sweety Suman Jha, Dr. Chandrashekhar Taklikar, Dr. Madhumita Dobe   |   IIT Kharagpur, AIIH&PH, Kolkata, AIIH&PH, Kolkata
Learners enrolled: 3982   |  Exam registration: 644
This course is designed to provide the learners a comprehensive understanding about Health Promotion  and Education Interventions. Health Promotion and Education Interventions are key competencies for public  health professionals. After completion of this course the participants will be able to define and understand  the needs for health promotion and education interventions. The participants will also be able to plan,  implement, and evaluate Health Promotion and Education Interventions.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Post-graduate (medical) students in Community  Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health  Promotion; Post-Graduate Nursing students; and also  students from allied disciplines.

PREREQUISITES: Graduate degree in health sciences

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: NGOs working in health and development sector, public health organizations, Health services sector of state  and central governments (It will be beneficial for the  Medical Officers also, who are involved in Public Health  system).
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Public health
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 15 Sep 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 21 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 24 Sep 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:  Concepts of health promotion including history
Week 2: Health behavior, health communication and Health Literacy
Week 3: Information Education Communication (IEC), Behavior Change Communication (BCC), and Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), and their applications in different settings (including role of social determinants of health)
Week 4: Need assessment for health promotion (including health behavior models)
Week 5: Planning and implementing a HPE intervention
Week 6: Designing of messages and pretesting
Week 7: Materials and methods
Week 8: Evaluation of HPE intervention

Books and references

  1. “Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and  Education” by James McKenzie 
  2. “Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice” by Karen  Glanz 
  3. “Health Behavior Change” by Prestwich, Kenworthy, and  Conner

Instructor bio

Dr. Arista Lahiri

IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Arista Lahiri is a medical faculty at IIT Kharagpur. He is a public health researcher who works primarily in the domain of health promotion and education, and non-communicable diseases. His field expertise is on integrating health behavior models with health promotion intervention contents.

Dr. Sweety Suman Jha

Dr. Sweety Suman Jha is also a medical faculty at IIT Kharagpur. She works in the domain of adolescent health, health promotion, and non-communicable diseases. Her research focus is on using qualitative research to develop a valid health promotion tool.

Dr. Chandrashekhar Taklikar

AIIH&PH, Kolkata
Dr. Chandrashekhar Taklikar is the Head of the Department of Health Promotion and Education, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata. He is an expert in Health Promotion and Education and is the course coordinator for Diploma in Health Promotion and Education.

Dr. Madhumita Dobe

AIIH&PH, Kolkata
Dr. Madumita Dobe, former Director Professor and Head of the Department of Health Promotion and Education, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata is an international personality in Public Health and Health Policy research. She specializes in Health Promotion intervention research and integration with health policy related research. Prof. Dobe actively promotes evidence-driven health behavior research.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
24 September 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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