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Health Promotion: Principles and Practice - HSBH3022

Year - 2020

This unit of study introduces students to the key theories, principles and frameworks underpinning health promotion in the context of a disciplinary group project. Across the unit of study, students engage with their peers in the development and application of critical insight into individual and socio-ecological approaches, models of community participation, and settings approaches. Students will develop an appreciation that effective health promotion involves actions that are aimed, not only at increasing the knowledge and skills of individuals, but also at strengthening community action and to create living and working environments that support health. Students will develop knowledge in the application of health promotion programs through their disciplinary group project taking account of diverse populations and settings, including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and rural groups. Through their project work, students will consider how health promotion fits within the broader health context, and the ways in which health promotion practitioners work collaboratively with communities, work places, schools, government and other health professionals to improve the health of populations. The theoretical and applied skills that students develop will prepare students for careers in health promotion practice and research.

1x2-hr workshop/week

1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x 15-min group oral presentation (10%) and 1x 2000wd project plan (50%)


HSBH1007 or HSBH2007


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Justin McNab
HECS Band: 2
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