This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion and its rationale. Students will develop an understanding of the strategies, methods and theories, used in health promotion, to meet the needs of diverse population groups in different social contexts. Students will encounter what drives policy decisions, along with planning, evaluation and communication techniques of program design.
|Unit name||Health Promotion: Principles and Planning|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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Assessment Task 1: Discussion Board Journal (week 4) 15%
Assessment Task 2: Literature Review (week 6) 30%
Assessment Task 3: Discussion board journal (week 6) 15%
Assessment Task 4: Project Plan (2500 words, week 11) 40%
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Bauman A and Nutbeam D. (2014) Evaluation in a Nutshell – A practical Guide to the Evaluation of Health promotion programs, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, North Ryde, NSW.
Keleher H, MacDougall C. (2016) Understanding Health: a determinants approach, 4th Edition. Oxford United Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
Keleher H, MacDougall C, Murphy B. (2007) Understanding Health Promotion. Oxford United Press, South Melbourne, Vic
Upton D, Thirlaway K. (2014) Promoting Healthy Behaviour – A practical guide, 2nd Edition. Routledge, Oxon and New York.
Nutbeam D, Harris E and Wise M. (2010) Theory in a Nutshell – A practical guide to health promotion theories, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, North Ryde, NSW.
Green J, Tones K, Cross R and Woodall J. (2015) Health promotion planning and strategies (3rd Ed). SAGE Publishing Ltd, London, UK.
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