This unit expands student's capacity to build substantive practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become the next generation of health promotion professionals prepared to ensure currency and sustainability in health promotion actions. With attention on modern socio-ecological approaches to disease and injury prevention and health promotion interventions locally, nationally and globally, students will utilise creative methods to navigate health promotion priorities and approaches to promotion to formulate innovative and evidence-based health promotion programs and projects. Recognising that health promotion enables people to increase control over their own health, students will appraise and apply approaches to community engagement and cultural considerations with a strong focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Unit details

Location:
Victoria University Online
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HPO7008

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map approaches for community engagement and cultural considerations in health promotion actions with focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;  
  2. Critically analyse theoretical knowledge for contemporary and sustainable health promotion strategies;  
  3. Compose socio- ecological approaches to disease and injury prevention and health promotion interventions locally, nationally and globally;  
  4. Evaluate health promotion programs using recognised methodologies and use findings to review and improve health promotion efforts; and  
  5. Propose innovative and sustainable health promotion programs to address health priority areas.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Conceptual map of community engagement plan (500 words) 10%
Report Critical analysis of health promotion strategy (2,500 words) 50%
Presentation Socio-ecological health promotion guide (2,000 words) 40%

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