This unit of study introduces students to the key theories, principles and frameworks underpinning health promotion. Students will critically examine 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 actions to strengthen community action and to create living and working environments that support health. Students will develop knowledge in the application of health promotion programs in diverse populations and settings, including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and rural groups. 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.
1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x 15 min group oral presentation (10%) and 1x 2000wd project plan (50%)
HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009