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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 Hazel Maxwell
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061307 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentHealth 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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