In this unit, students explore global health promotion practices and the theoretical foundations and history of health promotion. They examine the social, cultural and policy influences that affect health for individuals and communities with a particular focus on physical activity. Students apply different models and theories of health promotion to demonstrate how behavioural change can take place.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SHE3002

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate health promotion foundations, theories and strategies;  
  2. Critically analyse the social ecological model of health as it relates to physical activity; and,  
  3. Design a health promotion campaign that addresses a global health issue and communicate the strategies that underpin it.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online tests x 2 20%
Research Paper Research paper related to the social ecological model of health 50%
Project Group project - Design a health promotion campaign with supporting documentation 30%

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