In this unit, students explore theories of global health promotion practices and the foundations and history of health promotion. They also examine the social and cultural influences that affect health for individuals and communities throughout the world. The unit examines different models and theories of health promotion and how behavioural change can take place through health promotion and planning and through greater understanding of service provision and policy frameworks. Students explore the way that health promotion empowers individuals and communities and some of the enablers and barriers to participation.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explain and analyse the social ecological model of health  
  2. Critically analyse health promotion foundations, theories, behaviour changes, strategies and implementation processes for future applications within the health industry;  
  3. Design a health promotion campaign that addresses a global health issue; and  
  4. Communicate to a range of audiences the efficacy of a health promotion program and the strategies, policies and theories that underpin it.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Research Paper Research paper related to the social ecological model of health 30%
Assignment Design a health promotion campaign with supporting documentation 50%
Test Online test relating to lectures, readings and tutorial material 20%

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