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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Models of health behaviour
    • Health promotion methods
    • Targeting individuals, groups & communities
    • Strategy/methods mixes
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. analyse the process of enabling individuals, groups, communities and organisations to build capacity for health promoting action to improve health and reduce health inequities
  2. plan effective, efficient, culturally sensitive and ethical health promotion action for specific stakeholders
  3. communicate health promotion actions effectively using appropriate techniques and technologies for diverse audiences
  4. work collaboratively to enhance the impact and sustainability of health promotion action.
  • Assignment 1 - Literature Review (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Practical Facilitation (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group Intervention (35%)

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

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-X1402

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Contemporary health promotion practice requires a comprehensive systems-based approach to improve the health of communities and populations. Students will focus on the development of inter-sectoral partnerships and collaborations to create health promoting environments and settings (e.g. communities, schools, workplaces). Emphasis will be on the promotion of equity and empowerment through community development approaches strengthening participation and ownership. Students will also explore the use of culturally appropriate communication methods and behaviour change techniques (including social marketing, media materials, interpersonal skills and group facilitation skills).

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