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Unit description

Examines the theory and interdisciplinary practice of health promotion. Health promotion is outlined in the context of social determinants of health, promoting behaviour change and optimising health outcomes for all Australians. Students are provided with the knowledge and practical skills to conduct a needs assessment and to design and evaluate a health promotion activity for a health issue. It also aims to equip students to evaluate an existing health promotion intervention utilising health promotion planning best practice.  

Unit content

  1. Health promotion planning models
  2. Theories of behavioural change
  3. Health Education/Health Literacy/Health promotion settings
  4. Evaluating health promotion interventions
  5. Health promotion planning: Needs assessment
  6. Planning health promotion interventions

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1collaborate to utilise the principles of health promotion and behavioural change in the design of a health promotion activity
2apply models and theories of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion activity
3evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. collaborate to utilise the principles of health promotion and behavioural change in the design of a health promotion activity
  2. apply models and theories of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion activity
  3. evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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