Introduction to Health Promotion
Undergraduate | LTU-PHE1007 | 2024
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- 12 weeks
- Start dates
- 29 July 2024
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Introduction to Health Promotion
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Describe and understand the guiding principles and frameworks of health promotion.
- Describe and understand evaluation strategies used to determine the effectiveness of health promotion.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills to deliver effective health promotion programs.
- Critically assess in small groups, health promotion programs and processes with an emphasis on evidence and ethics.
- Health Promotion - Global and Local
- Health Promotion Frameworks and Theories
- Ethical Health Promotion
- Health Promotion Strategies (Individual, Community, and Population)
- Reflective Practice and the Future of Health Promotion
This subject is concerned with the philosophical, ethical, theoretical and disciplinary foundations of the evolving field of health promotion and effective health promotion action. You will learn about psychological, organisational, social and political theories, models and conceptual frameworks, and the role of these in guiding health promotion practice. You will gain skills in using a theoretically-sound, evidence-informed and ethical approach to design action. These skills include: interpreting the problem to solve or goal to achieve; mapping determinants; assessing current strengths, capacities and needs; identifying potential partners; and using theory, evidence and partners to design appropriate health promotion action. The role of systems thinking in planning and action will be introduced, along with settings-based approaches to prevention and health promotion.
- Use a health promotion framework or model to respond to a contemporary health issue from the mainstream media (1000 words). (30%)
- 2 x Short quiz through the semester (1500 word equivalent) (30%)
- Written report on a health promotion initiative in your local area (1250 words). (40%)
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