This unit introduces students to the primary health care approaches, conventions and practice strategies for health promotion and injury prevention across the lifespan, in diverse population groups and diverse settings. Central to the unit is the study of effective frameworks for disease prevention and the importance of partnerships, supportive environments, participation and capacity development for successful health promotion.  Models of health behaviour will be examined and applied to the practice of health promotion.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse the evolution of the health promotion movement as articulated in various health charters of the 20th and 21st Century;  
  2. Illustrate knowledge of health promotion principles, and frameworks used in health;  
  3. Determine the elements of successful health promotion projects and programs; and  
  4. Utilise health behaviour models in health promotion projects.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Draft Outline of Individual Case Study (500 words) 10%
Case Study Individual Case Study written response and presentation (1500 words) 40%
Presentation Draft of Group Health Promotion Activity (500 words) 10%
Presentation Group Health Promotion Activity, written development and presentation (1500 words) 40%

Required reading

Foundations for Health Promotion 3rd ed.
Naidoo,J.,Wills, J. (2012)
London: Bailliere Tindal/Elsevier

Promoting health: The primary health care approach 5th ed.
Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2014)
Sydney: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier

Recommended Reading; Egan, G. (2014) The skilled helper: A problem-management and opportunity development approach to helping. Belmont, CA:Brooks/Cole,Cengage Learning.

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