Health Promotion

Unit code: HHB2301 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
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HHB2000 - Social Epidemiology (applicable for HBPD, HBHL students ONLY)
HFB2104 - Introduction to Research Methods (applicable for HBHL students ONLY)
HPT3002 - Advanced Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals (applicable for HCSP students ONLY)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit introduces students to the primary health care approaches, conventions and practice strategies for health promotion and injury prevention across the lifespan, in diverse population groups and diverse settings. Central to the unit is the study of effective frameworks for disease prevention and the importance of partnerships, supportive environments, participation and capacity development for successful health promotion.  Models of health behaviour will be examined and applied to the practice of health promotion.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the evolution of the health promotion movement as articulated in various health charters of the 20th and 21st Century;
  2. Apply relevant knowledge of health promotion principles and frameworks;
  3. Determine and analyse the elements of successful health promotion projects and programs; and
  4. Critically review and apply key health behaviour models to the practice of health promotion.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 10%
Preliminary presentation of Group Health Promotion Activity (5 minutes)
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 50%
Health promotion program analysis Part A and Part B (total 2000 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
1. Group Health Promotion Activity, resource and presentation (15 mins/1500 words equivalent) 2. Individual Reflection (250 words)

Required reading

Foundations for Health Promotion
Naidoo,J.,Wills, J. (2016)| London: Bailliere Tindal/Elsevier
Promoting health: The primary health care approach
Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2017)| Sydney: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier

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