Introduction to Health Promotion

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Health Promotion

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This 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 Introduction
    1977MED 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 Aims
    The 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 Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Discuss the construction of health
    2 Discuss the history and theory underpinning health promotion
    3 Understand the determinants of health
    4 Demonstrate an understanding of the key social, environmental, cultural, individual and health services determinants of population health
    5 Demonstrate an understanding of the practice of health promotion using the Ottawa Charter Strategic Framework
    6 Understand the practice of health promotion in relation to issues, populations and settings
    7 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

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Study Smart

    5%/5

    Exam - selected response
    Mid-semester exam

    15%/50

    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Is obesity predominantly an individual problem?

    25%/100

    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    Career Development

    15%/15

    Exam - constructed response
    End of Semester Exam

    40%/50

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.