Foundations of Health Promotion


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


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  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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

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Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Via email to Lecturer and Course Coordinator