Health Promotion Settings

Course code HPRO6720Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of issues and skills involved in the application of health promotion in a variety of community settings.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe subject introduces students to the role of health promotion professionals in facilitating schools, workplaces, health care providers and community organisations to undertake health promotion activities.
ContentThe subject consists of four modules covering the following topics:

Module 1 - Health Promotion in the Workplace
Involves critical appraisal of workplace health promotion programs including an examination of advantages/disadvantages, and barriers/facilitators. Exercises involve appraisal of current practices within a workplace and development of a workplace-based health promotion program.

Module 2 - Health Promotion by Health Care Providers
Involves consideration of the role of health care providers in health promotion and the development of skills in modifying health care providers' health promotion practices. Exercises are based on the development of programs to encourage general practitioners and nurses to provide health promotion.

Module 3 - Community Action
Involves identifying opinion leaders, forming and liaising with a community committee, negotiating program goals and components. Exercises are based around critical review of a community action program.

Module 4 - Health Promotion in Schools
This module aims to develop an understanding of the health promotion opportunities that exist within the formal and informal school curriculum and the appropriate strategies for effecting improvements in child health.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgen/a
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Field Study
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term