Health Policy and Promotion

Unit code: SHE3002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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