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Health Promotion: Principles and Planning CXA213


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
Unit code CXA213
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Elizabeth Pressick
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 1 hour (5 times during semester, Independent Online Learnign – 9 hours (weekly)

AssessmentDiscussion Board Journal (15%)|Discussion Posts (online) (15%)|Literature Review (30%)|Health Promotion Project Plan (40%)
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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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