Introduction to Health Promotion
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Health Administration, Public Health
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course is an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion. It examines the various determinants that impact on health in relation to particular issues, populations and settings and explores strategies to address some of the most pressing health issues facing contemporary society.Course Introduction1977MED Introduction to Health Promotion provides an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion. The course examines the foundations of health promotion and its practice through a determinants-based approach. It examines how individual, social, cultural, environmental and health services determinants affect health. It introduces students to the Ottawa Charter Strategic Framework which is used to develop strategies to address contemporary health issues at a population level.Introduction to Health Promotion is a core course within the first year program of Bachelor of Public Health in Health Promotion and Public Health Nutrition. It contributes to the BPH by broadening students? understanding of health and the determinants of health. It links theory with practice using a case study approach which introduces students to the practice of promoting health at an issues, a population and a settings level. 1977PBH is an open elective for other undergraduate students.Course AimsThe aim of 1977MED Introduction to Health Promotion is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion. The course examines the foundations of health promotion and its practice through a determinants-based approach.Learning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 Discuss the construction of health2 Discuss the history and theory underpinning health promotion3 Understand the determinants of health4 Demonstrate an understanding of the key social, environmental, cultural, individual and health services determinants of population health5 Demonstrate an understanding of the practice of health promotion using the Ottawa Charter Strategic Framework6 Understand the practice of health promotion in relation to issues, populations and settings7 Demonstrate skills required to be successful at university including researching and writing skills and critical thinking.8 Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of the professional field of public health
Weighting/Marked out of
Test or quiz
Exam - selected response
Assignment - Written Assignment
Is obesity predominantly an individual problem?
Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
Exam - constructed response
End of Semester Exam
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