The aim of the unit is to integrate the theoretical and practical component of Health Promotion and to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding and developing skills in Health Promotion in a community setting. The external placement provides an opportunity for engagement with community and industry sectors.
The unit reinforces concepts of Needs assessment, Program Planning, Implementation and evaluation. It fosters the development of interpersonal skills and Professional communication skills as well as reflective evidence based practice and core competencies required of a Health Promotion Practitioner.
Note: Students may be required to obtain a 'Working With Children Check' prior to undertaking the unit.

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HHB2000 - Social Epidemiology

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify health priorities through the collection, analysis and interpretation of information on a community or population group;  
  2. Design a health promotion intervention using theory and evidence to guide selection of strategies and identification of outcomes;  
  3. Ascertain physical, human and financial resources required to implement a health promotion program;  
  4. Develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Written Report - Health Needs Assessment for a specified community or population group to form basis of health promotion project proposal (750 words) 20%
Portfolio Reflective Portfolio - series of six (6) critical reflections of the Community Placement sessions (150 words each) 30%
Assignment Written Report - Evaluation of program data and written report for Community Partners (2000 words) 50%

Required reading

Project management in health and community services: Getting good ideas to work. 2nd Edith
Dwyer, J., Liang, Z., Thiessen, V., & Martini, A. (2013).
Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Recommended Reading: Barraclough, S., & Gardner, H. (2008). Analysing health policy: A problem-oriented approach. Marrickville, N.S.W: Elsevier.

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