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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Theoretical foundation for contemporary practice, policy, and research in Australia and globally
    • Critical concepts in health promotion
    • Historical contexts and developments
    • Key frameworks and theory underpinning health promotion
    • Evidence-informed health promotion practice
    • Health promotion process ethics and the role of health promotion in public health
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject 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 - Test (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Written assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Written assignment 2 (45%)

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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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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