Health Promotion Strategies and Methods
Foster community partnerships to promote health equity, empower people, and inspire input and ownership. Adopt a systems-based approach to improve health and well-being.Build capacity to promote health, and devise ways to engage diverse audiences.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse the process of enabling individuals, groups, communities and organisations to build capacity for health promoting action to improve health and reduce health inequities
- plan effective, efficient, culturally sensitive and ethical health promotion action and explain how this would be developed in partnership with stakeholders
- communicate health promotion actions effectively using appropriate techniques and technologies for diverse audiences
- discuss how to work collaboratively across disciplines, sectors and partners to enhance the impact and sustainability of health promotion action
- Models of health behaviour
- Health promotion methods
- Targeting individuals, groups & communities
- Strategy/methods mixes
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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.
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- Health Promotion Intervention Report (35%)
- Case Study Analyses and Presentation (30%)
- Health Promotion Program Analysis (35%)