Health Promotion Strategies and Methods - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment - Written assignment (25%) , Group Project - Health promotion intervention (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Critically assessing then selection of health promotion strategies, methods and activities. Applying models of behaviour change, group process, community development and population-based theories to health promotion. Utilising health education, learning styles, principles of learning, group formation, facilitation, values, beliefs and attitude identification, environmental adaptations, negotiation and conflict resolution for health promotion practice.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. outline and justify a range of health promotion strategies and methods
  2. analyse and justify the selection of strategies and methods for health promotion programs in a variety of settings
  3. justify and evaluate the use of health promotion strategies, methods and activities appropriate for specific groups.
  4. work as an effective team member to design, apply and present a health promotion intervention.
  • Assignment — Written assignment (25%)
  • Group Project — Health promotion intervention (35%)
  • Presentation — Tutorial activities (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • X1402 — Health Promotion Methods

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Models of health behaviour
2Health promotion methods
3Targeting individuals, groups & communities
4Strategy/methods mixes

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  • Resources and Links

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