This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion. 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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Hazel Maxwell|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain components of health promotion and determinants of health, particularly relating to physical activity, nutrition and the environment.
- Research and write a scholarly review of health promotion literature using appropriate referencing techniques.
- Develop a health promotion intervention to address an Australian public health issue, including evaluation methods and consideration of communication techniques.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
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Tutorial – 1 hour (5 times during semester, Independent Online Learnign – 9 hours (weekly)
|Assessment||Health Promotion Project Plan (40%)|Discussion Board Journal (15%)|Literature Review (30%)|Discussion Posts (online) (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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.
Upton D, Thirlaway K. (2014) Promoting Healthy Behaviour – A practical guide, 2nd Edition. Routledge, Oxon and New York.
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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