Introduction to Health Promotion - 2017

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Unit summary

MPH522

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Written assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 - Written assignment 2 (45%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit is an introduction to the principles of Health Promotion as a theoretical foundation for contemporary practice, policy and research in Australia and globally. Critical concepts in health promotion are explored including: historical contexts and developments; key frameworks and theory underpinning health promotion; health promotion in action; evidence-informed health promotion practice; the health promotion process, ethics and the role of health promotion in public health.

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

  1. justify the role of health promotion in public health
  2. apply key principles, practices and theoretical approaches of health promotion within a broader public health context
  3. critically assess health promotion programs and processes with an emphasis on evidence and ethics.
  • Assignment 1 — Written assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Written assignment 2 (45%)
  • Test (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — Provide an email address
  • Other special requirement — Admission to degree required

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Theoretical foundation for contemporary practice, policy, and research in Australia and globally
2Critical concepts in health promotion
3Historical contexts and developments
4Key frameworks and theory underpinning health promotion
5Evidence-informed health promotion practice
6Health promotion process ethics and the role of health promotion in public health

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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