International Health Promotion (MIPH5014)


This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles, values/ethics, theories and methods that are employed in health promotion and prevention.. The unit will critically examine diverse characteristics of disese prevention and health promotion programs, including behaviour change programs, community-based, environmental and policy-based programs. It will have a strong practical and methodological focus, with the objective of enabling students to develop knowledge and skills for planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs. Models and methods that are commonly used in health promotion and disease prevention will be described and discussed by using real life examples. Among the major issues examined are the health impact of social and economic development at the national and global levels, prevention and control of non-communicable and communicable diseases, including cigarette smoking, hygiene practices, capacity building and workforce development for health promotion and prevention.

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1x 2hr lecture per week for 11 weeks; 1x 1hr tutorial per week for 9 weeks


1500 word essay (30%), 2500 word report (50%), tutorial participation and attendance (20%)


Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.

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Additional Information

Students who have enrolled in PUBH5033 should contact the unit co-ordinator to seek permission before enrolling in MIPH5014, as there is some overlap between the two units of study.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.