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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Challenging contexts for health promotion
    • Sexuality issues and interventions
    • HIV/AIDS issues and interventions
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

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

  1. evaluate the role of health promotion strategies as a change agent in challenging and sensitive areas
  2. establish ethical and political considerations in the delivery of programs
  3. evaluate resources, methodologies and approaches for health promotion programs for challenging and sensitive issues across a range of health promotion settings
  4. reflect on own values and beliefs with regards to these challenging and sensitive areas.
  • Assignment 1 - Intervention Development (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group Intervention (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Case Study (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject was previously known as Health Promotion in Challenging Contexts.

The aim of this subject is to review the development and application of health promotion strategies in challenging and controversial areas. This will include exploring significant issues in areas such as sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, prisoners and Indigenous communities, the role of health promotion as a change agent in these areas; effective and ineffective strategies; useful and harmful approaches; ethical and political considerations; community engagement and advocacy; and national and international issues, experiences and perspectives.

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