Foundations of Health Promotion

10 Units

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the concepts of health and determinants of health
  2. Describe and apply in context key frameworks of health promotion, such as relevant WHO charters and declarations
  3. Understand the difference between health promotion and health education
  4. Describe and apply underpinning principles and elements of effective health promotion, such as population reach and evidence-based practice
  5. Understand and apply behaviour change theories and models to influence change in individuals
  6. Understand and apply organisational change and capacity building theory to influence change in organisations
  7. Apply a systematic process for the determination of priorities
  8. Critically appraise strategic policies and plans for health promotion .

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the rationale, evidence and strategic framework for health promotion, including consideration of:

  • Health and the determinants of health
  • Strategic frameworks for health promotion
  • Achieving health promoting change in individuals and organisations
  • Planning effective health promotion at the strategic level
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: MA1
  • Online Learning Activity: OnLine

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Via email to Lecturer and Course Coordinator

Course Materials
  • Theory in a Nutshell EText
  • Health Promotion Strategies and Methods EText
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for HPRO6715
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