Undergraduate | UAD-PUB3124OUA | 2024
Health Promotion III
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 20 May 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 12 weeks
Health Promotion III
About this subject
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Review and critique major approaches to health promotion (e.g. policy, behaviour change, community engagement, advocacy and social marketing)
- Critically explain the historical, social and political context of major health promotion programs and theories, including the Ottawa Charter
- Apply major approaches to health promotion policy and theory to contemporary public health issues such as alcohol consumption, problem gambling and obesity
- Critically assess the applicability of major health promotion theories and strategies in vulnerable communities, including persons of low SES, Indigenous Australians and refugees
- Identify and describe the key challenges facing health promotion programs in both developed and developing country contexts
- Explain and demonstrate the importance of research and evaluation in health promotion theory and practice
- Health Promotion: Background, theory and approaches
- Health and human behaviour
- Planning, implementation and evaluation
- Health promotion in practice
Health Promotion III builds on Social Foundations of Health II to develop students' understanding of health promotion at individual, group, community and national levels, as well as their critical thinking around the social determinants of health approaches to health interventions. The course provides both a theoretical basis and a practical focus in order to prepare students for employment or further study. It aims to build students' understanding of key theoretical concepts and principles in health promotion, and of contemporary challenges in the practice of health promotion.
All assessment is assignment based.
- The questions will test knowledge about health promotion and disease prevention frameworks, health education and behaviour change theories, and factors that influence effective implementation of health promotion programs. (10%)
- 2000-2500 word essay. (35%)
- Essay (35%)
- Group Assignment (20%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UAD-HSM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Health Service Management
Successful completion and passing of four core open access courses and admission into an award program.
Level 3 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 and II units.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses