Courses & Units

Health Promotion: Principles and Planning CXA213




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
Unit code CXA213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Hazel Maxwell

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,321.00 061307

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  • CXA103 or equivalent


Teaching Pattern

Off Campus (For Bachelor Health and Community Care students only) – One 90min online lectures per week for 13 weeks, one 2hr online tutorials per week for 4 weeks, supported with 8 weeks of facilitated online discussion.

On Campus (For M3Q and M3H students only) – One 90min online lectures per week for 13 weeks, one 2hr face-to-face tutorial per week for 4 weeks, supported with 8 weeks of facilitated online discussion


1 x task-based assignment (30%) , 1 x written assignment (40%), 1 x 2 hour written theory exam (30%).

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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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